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Road Crews Wrap up Summer Work on Mercer Island

Not all of Mercer Island's road work happened on Island Crest Way this summer. See the city map for locations of the city's road projects for 2012 - 2017.

City road repaving crews are wrapping up work this week on the roughly two miles of Mercer Island road projects they worked on during summer 2012, according to a city press release.

While much of the focus was on the controversial Island Crest Way repaving and restriping project (sometimes referred to as the "road diet"), there are a few other street paving projects that are nearing completion around the Island. This summer, the Transportation Improvement Plan of the City called for a Residential Street Overlay (RSO) project, which involved repaving a total of approximately one mile of Island side streets.  The RSO projects include work on sections of 88th Ave, SE 47th Street, and two areas of 90th Ave SE. Projects at all these locations are on schedule to be completed this week.   

On Wednesday, road crews working along 88th Ave. (SE 45th to SE 47th), SE 47th (ICW to 90th Ave), and on 90th Ave north of SE 47th (the dead-end segment of road up to Ellis Pond) ground layers of pavement, prepared some driveways and patched potholes.

Crews on Thursday worked on SE 47th Street from ICW to 90th Avenue and on 90th Avenue north of SE 47th On Friday (Oct. 5), there will be paving work on 88th Avenue from SE 47th up to SE 45th.

Crews will be on-site from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flaggers will direct traffic through the area. The City advises residents impacted by this work to consider using 89th Avenue as a detour route.

School bus traffic will again be affected but without disruption to routes. The speed bumps on 88th Avenue will be reinstalled as early as next week.

Lakeside Industries has posted paving and no parking signs and will use door hangers to notify residents of temporary parking and other restrictions along these streets.

For more information, contact Street Engineer Clint Morris with questions or concerns at clint.morris@mercergov.org.

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

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