Weekend traffic guide: Aurora, Spokane, Mercer Streets closedon July 6, 2012 @ 6:13 am (Updated: 4:39 pm - 7/6/12 )
Road crews will be taking advantage of the nice weather to work on major projects on Aurora, Mercer St., and Spokane St. viaduct.
"All three of these projects are major projects on tight schedules," explains Marybeth Turner with the Seattle Department of Transportation. "[There are] not that many fair weather weekends when we don't have major events happening or other major projects."
Traffic will compounded around Century Link Field on Saturday night for a Sounders FC match against the Colorado Rapids, as well. On Sunday, the Storm will take on the Phoenix Mercury at Key Arena, congesting traffic around the Seattle Center.
Aurora Ave N details:
Aurora Ave N will be closed at N 85th St from 10 p.m. Friday, July 6 through 6 a.m. Monday, July 9. One westbound lane on N 85th St through the intersection will remain open. More details.
Mercer Street details:
Mercer Street will be closed Friday at 11:00 p.m. and reopen Monday at 5:00 a.m. Crews will do some electrical work to accommodate future lighting and signals, and pave in preparation for new, wider on- and off-ramps at Mercer St. More details.
Spokane Street viaduct details:
The westbound lanes of the Spokane Street viaduct will be closed between I-5 and SR 99 from 10 p.m. on Friday, July 6, until 5 a.m. on Monday, July 9. The SR 99 off-ramp to West Seattle will remain open, providing an opportunity to avoid the closure. More details.
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