Driving around Seattle this weekend will be trickier than normal. The Seattle Department Of Transportation plans to close parts of Aurora and Mercer Street around South Lake Union as part of the effort to convert Mercer into a two-way street. The city's now focusing on the Mercer West project, the section of Mercer between Dexter Avenue and West Fifth Avenue.
Here’s the gist of the weekend closures.
The closures are scheduled to start Friday at 11:00 p.m., and the roads will re-open Monday at 5:00 a.m.. Once the roads re-open there will be lane restrictions.
SDOT project manager Eric Tweit has said the Mercer project will mainly benefit the Queen Anne and South Lake Union neighborhoods. The work is scheduled to be finished in 2015.