People who have been using 9th Ave N in South Lake Union to get to Westlake Ave N will have to change routes. Due to Mercer project construction, both sidewalks on 9th Ave N between Broad and Mercer have been closed.
SDOT suggests you take the sidewalk on Westlake, but getting from the west sidewalk to the trail at South Lake Union Park is a two-signal maneuver, and will probably take forever and be a huge headache. If you are trying to get to the Westlake parking lot pseudo-bikeway, I would recommend just taking Republican to Dexter, then hanging a right on Aloha, left on 8th. Use the west sidewalk on 8th and use the light to cross over to the Westlake parking lot. Here’s a map:
There is also construction on Terry Ave N. Basically, riding through South Lake Union sucks right now, and it’s probably easier and faster to go around it if you can.
Updated Bicycle Routes, Pedestrian Access and Bus Stop Map
Please see the attached flyer for an updated map illustrating current bicycle routes, pedestrian access, and King County Metro bus stops in the project area. The following updates have been made since bicycle and pedestrian maps were distributed in November 2010:
· 9th Ave. N Sidewalk Closure
To protect the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists, the east sidewalk of 9th Ave. N is now closed between Broad St. and Mercer St. while intensive sewer replacement work is completed nearby. The west sidewalk of 9th Ave. N is also closed and bicyclists and pedestrians are asked to use the west sidewalk of Westlake Ave. N to travel through this area.
· Terry Ave. N Closure
Terry Ave. N is closed between Valley St. and Mercer St. to accommodate installation of upgraded utilities along the north side of Mercer St. and construction of new westbound Mercer St. lanes.
· King County Metro Temporary Bus Stops
Temporary King County Metro bus stops are in use for the King County Metro Route 17 and Route 30, replacing bus stops that were closed during construction. For current transit information, please visit Metro Online at www.kingcounty.gov/metro and check the “Alerts Center.”
Contacts and Information
If you have comments or questions about the Mercer Corridor Project, please contact us at:
Project and Construction Information
24-hour Construction Hotline: (206) 419-5818
For more information about project purpose, benefits, and other information, visit our website at www.seattle.gov/Transportation/ppmp_mercer.htm.