Mercer mess

the mercer mess
4:25 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Confusion is inevitable on Seattle's second busiest street

An aerial view of South Lake Union and the Mercer Corridor Project taken on July 20, 2012.
SDOT Flickr

Confusion is inevitable as drivers, bus-riders and cyclists on one of Washington’s busiest roadways face an all-new landscape this week.

The giant road project on Seattle’s Mercer Street – between I-5 and Seattle Center – is entering a new phase. Several streets that have been closed for months are re-opening, while other streets close to traffic until next year.

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8:43 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Seattle traffic choke point at Mercer changing this weekend

A major Seattle traffic choke point is poised to make a dramatic change this weekend. But officials don't expect the soon-to-be two-way Mercer Street will improve the afternoon commute out of downtown.

As of Monday, Mercer Street will carry two-way traffic for the first time since 1968. But The Seattle Times ( ) reports much more work remains to be done in the neighborhood.

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