Escalators arrive at Mercer Island Station

Publish Date

Beginning as early as Tuesday, June 11, escalators will arrive for installation at the Mercer Island Station entrances. Crews will use a crane to pick and lower the escalators into place in both the east and west head houses. During this time, the sidewalks along 80th Ave. SE and 77th Ave. SE. between N. Mercer Way and Sunset Highway, may be temporarily closed to pedestrian traffic. One sidewalk will remain open at all times and pedestrians should follow flaggers and detour signage to reach their destinations.

Additionally, the Island Crest Way eastbound HOV off-ramp will be closed from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily from June 11-14 to safely complete this work. Please note: standard closure hours (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) will resume once this work is complete.

What

Escalator installation at Mercer Island Station. This will temporarily close sidewalks along 77th Ave. SE, 80th Ave. SE as well as the Island Crest Way eastbound HOV off-ramp.

When

June 11 – 14, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily.

Where

Mercer Island Station between 77th Ave. SE and 80th Ave. SE.

More

  • Escalators will arrive at the Mercer Island Station for installation beginning as early as Tuesday June 11 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sidewalks along 77th Ave. SE and 80th Ave. SE, between N. Mercer Way and Sunset Highway, will close intermittently during this time. One sidewalk will remain open at all times and pedestrians should follow detour signage.
  • The Island Crest Way eastbound HOV off-ramp will close daily from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drivers can use the 77th eastbound or Island Crest Way eastbound general purpose off-ramps during this closure. 
  • Plan ahead, leave early and allow extra time to reach your destination.
  • Due to inclement weather or unforeseen issues, dates and times are subject to change.
Map of sidewalk closures along 77th Avenue Southeast and eastbound HOV off-ramp closures on Island Crest Way.

 

Island Crest Way ramp closures extended through June 28

Work on the Mercer Island Station continues as crews continue installing structural steel for the platform canopy and wind screens. In the coming weeks, crews will install escalators and glass panels for the curtain windows. To safely complete this work, crews will need to close both the Island Crest Way eastbound HOV off-ramp and the Island Crest Way westbound HOV on-ramp during off-peak hours through the end of June. During these closures, drivers can use the Island Crest Way east bound general purpose off-ramp and the 76th Ave. westbound on-ramp.

What

Installation of glass curtain walls, escalators, and platform structural steel at the Mercer Island Station.

When

Monday – Friday, June 10 – 28, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where

Island Crest Way eastbound HOV off-ramp and Island Crest Way westbound HOV on-ramp.

More

  • The Island Crest Way eastbound HOV off-ramp and the Island Crest Way westbound HOV on-ramp will close Monday – Friday, June 10 – 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Crews will continue installing glass window walls, escalators, and structural steel for the platform.
  • The 76th Ave. SE westbound on-ramp and Island Crest Way eastbound general purpose off-ramp will remain open during these closures.
  • Plan ahead, leave early and allow extra time to reach your destination.
  • Due to inclement weather or unforeseen issues, dates and times are subject to change.
Map of Island Crest Way HOV on and off-ramp closures.

 

Contact us

Outreach Specialist: zack.ambrose@soundtransit.org or 206-903-7176
After-hours construction hotline: 888-298-2395