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SR 99 and Mercer street are open again after a weekend closure to complete work as part of the West Phase of the Mercer Corridor project. The closure was in preparation for demolishing the east half of the SR 99 bridge over Mercer Street and widening Mercer Street between Fifth Avenue North and Dexter Avenue North.
A new configuration of SR 99 and Mercer Street is now in effect and travelers can expect the following changes to the corridor:
Mercer Street reduced to two eastbound … more
Sixty years ago this week, Seattleites welcomed the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct to the city’s downtown waterfront. On Tuesday, April 2, the waterfront again welcomed a hulking guest: Bertha, the five-story-tall tunneling machine that will clear the way to the viaduct’s removal in 2016.
The ship carrying the machine that will dig the SR 99 tunnel beneath downtown Seattle entered Elliott Bay on Tuesday, April 2, after a two-week journey from the manufacturing plant in … more