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  • Construction highlights for Friday, August 22 - Friday, August 29

    SR 99 corridor

    Friday, Aug. 22 – Wednesday, Aug. 27

    • Crews will close both directions of SR 99 between South Spokane Street and Valley Street from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25.
    • Both the South Royal Brougham Way on-ramp to northbound SR 99 and the Columbia Street on-ramp to southbound SR 99 will remain open until midnight Friday.
    • Both directions of SR 99 will remain closed between the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel and Valley Street from 5 a.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Wednesday.

    Monday, Aug. 25

    • Crews will close two lanes of northbound SR 99 from South Spokane Street to South Atlantic Street from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

    Monday, Aug. 25 to Tuesday, Aug. 26

    • Crews will close two lanes of southbound SR 99 from South Spokane Street to South Atlantic Street from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

    Wednesday, Aug. 27

    • Crews will close two lanes of northbound SR 99 from South Spokane Street to South Atlantic Street from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 28

    • Crews will close two lanes of southbound SR 99 between South Spokane Street and South Atlantic Street from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. 
    • Crews will close the westbound West Seattle Bridge ramp to northbound SR 99 between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

    North

    Wednesday, Aug. 27​ – Friday, Aug. 29

    • Mercer Corridor Project crews will close the right lane of westbound Mercer Street between Fifth Avenue North and Dexter Avenue North from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
    • Mercer Corridor Project crews will close the right turn lane from northbound Fifth Avenue to eastbound Mercer Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

    Wednesday, Aug. 27

    • Building construction will close John Street between Taylor Avenue North and Fifth Avenue North from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Central

    Starting Wednesday, Aug. 27

    • Building construction will close the left travel and curb lanes on Fifth Avenue between Madison and Marion streets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. 
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  • Sharing the road during the four-day closure of SR 99

    When State Route 99 closes for four straight days starting Friday night, Aug. 22, you can expect more congestion and delays on surface streets getting into and out of downtown Seattle. We’re expecting more bikes on the road as travelers try alternate ways to reach their destination.

    To keep everyone moving safely, drivers and bicyclists will need to be especially mindful of each other as they use crowded streets and intersections. Obeying the law is essential. In Washington state, bicycles are legally considered vehicles on the road. For cyclists, this means following the same rules of the road as drivers. For drivers, this means using best practices and treating cyclists as equals who have the same rights to the road as you.

    Here are a few common sense tips to help all commuters get along:

    For drivers

    • Yield to oncoming bicyclists when making a left turn at an intersection.
    • Yield to bicyclists when turning across a bike lane.
    • Look for passing bicyclists before opening a door that faces traffic.

     

    For bicyclists

    • Ride in the middle of the lane in slower traffic.
    • Pass on the left, where drivers can see you.
    • Use hand signals and make eye contact with drivers.


    Finally, both drivers and bicyclists should keep an eye out for pedestrians and remember that pedestrians have the right of way at crosswalks.

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  • What we’re doing to keep traffic moving during the four-day SR 99 closure

    We’ve been asking you to do your part to reduce congestion when SR 99 closes for four days starting Friday night, Aug. 22. That includes things like changing your commute habits and choosing an alternate way to get around.

    But what are we, the agencies tasked with keeping traffic moving during this closure, doing to help? Quite a bit, actually. Here’s a roundup of some of the steps we’re taking to help you and your fellow commuters through the closure.

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