Fifth and Thomas intersection opens this week

The intersection of Fifth Avenue North and Thomas Street will soon be in its final configuration, and Thomas Street is open at Fifth Avenue North.

Crews places the intersection of Fifth Avenue North and Thomas Street in its final configuration by the end of the day Thursday, Aug. 13.

Now that signal work is complete, Thomas Street reopened at Fifth Avenue North. Drivers traveling west on Thomas Street have the option to turn right or left onto Fifth Avenue North. Drivers turning left from Thomas Street may also access Broad Street toward the Elliott Bay Waterfront.

The relocated driveway on the west side of Fifth Avenue North at Thomas Street is open for deliveries to the Seattle Center campus.

All pedestrian crosswalks in this area reopened. Pedestrians crossing the Seattle Center driveway at Thomas Street should watch for the signal and only cross the driveway when the walk sign is on.

Eastbound Broad Street will continue to operate with two left-turn lanes at Fifth Avenue North (no right turns allowed).

In September and October, the Mercer West Project will install a large stormwater detention pipe in Roy Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues North. This is recently added work that provides stormwater detention for the area including the Washington State Department of Transportation’s construction at the future state Route 99 tunnel north portal.

Intermittent lane closures will continue through fall as crews complete miscellaneous improvements throughout the project area. Closures will be temporary, localized and occur during non-peak hours, Monday through Friday.