Mercer Island city officials hope a series of summer road construction projects will wrap up this week with the repaving of an old section of West Mercer Way near I-90.
According to city street engineer Clint Morris, repaving work is essentially complete on a short section of 67th Avenue near the 3000 block of West Mercer Way and night paving of 80th Avenue near QFC and Mercer Island Shell in the Town Center. Road markings and reflectors will be repainted or added in the next week or two.
Crews will begin working on West Mercer Way between SE 24th and SE 28th Street this week.
Here's the schedule for the roadwork on West Mercer Way:
- Wednesday: Patching and minor road widening. This will happen even if it rains.
- Thursday: Pavement grinding over the full width and full length of the project. This work will occur even if it rains.
- Friday: Paving of the roadway, one side at a time. Dry weather is needed to complete the hot asphalt overlay, or repaving, of the roadway, and could be delayed by inclement weather.
For each day, traffic will be restricted to alternating one-way traffic flow with flaggers along West Mercer Way. Driving delays through this area and some congestion at the SE 24th intersection should be expected as road crews get to work at that end of the project.
Work hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with traffic control set-up starting around 7 a.m.
Residents and local motorists should also expect a lot of dump truck traffic in the area on these days.
The West Mercer Way repaving work is the last project from the $1.9 million allocated in 2013 to transportation improvement projects.
For additional information, contact city street engineer Clint Morris at 206-275-7807.