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Island Crest Way Construction Update, July 20

The project started June 25 and is planned to be completed by Labor Day, ultimately reducing the number of lanes on Island Crest Way from four down to three.

City road increased in scale this week as crews began pouring new concrete curbs at nearly every intersection of the project, from Merrimount Drive south to SE 53rd Street.

The project and The project started June 25 and is planned to be completed by Labor Day, ultimately reducing the number of lanes on Island Crest Way from four down to three. Full details of the project can be found at the city's website.

Last week, city road construction crews working for contractor Lakeside Industries installed new concrete curbs at the mailbox drop-off area in the 5200 block, in the 4800 block, and at 86th Avenue. Storm drainage repairs and installation of conduit for several new streetlights were also completed last Friday. Additionally, a small watermain replacement project at the Merrimount Drive intersection was finished last Wednesday, two days ahead of schedule.

Scheduled activitiy this week focuses primarily on concrete curbs and sidewalks: prepping, setting forms, pouring, patching back in front of curbs. Crews are stretched out along most of the project length, because there is concrete work to do at every intersection. Traffic will continue to be reduced to one lane in each direction with work zones located on both sides of Island Crest Way.  

The City is requesting residents to be aware of work crews and allow a little extra time to drive through the area.

For more information, contact City Street Engineer Clint Morris at 206-275-7807 or clint.morris@mercergov.org.

(Ed. Note: The information in this article is from a press release)

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