Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a 6-year program updated annually with a focus on maintaining the existing transportation network and improving the network in a thoughtful manner working within the financial constraints of the Street Fund and other funding sources. The TIP covers city roadway, pedestrian, bicycle and other transportation projects.
State law requires that the Program be updated and adopted by elected officials annually. The City Council adopted the 2018-2023 TIP in June 2017.
The 2018 schedule for the adoption of the 2019-2024 TIP is shown below.
Click on the links below for information about the current TIP for 2018-2023 adopted in 2017.
The TIP typically includes the following categories:
- January 22 – February 12, 2018 - Public comment period
- April 3, 2018 - City Council Public Hearing and preview of preliminary draft TIP
- May 1, 2018 - City Council review of TIP and adoption
- Residential Streets Preservation Program
- Town Center Street Improvements
- Arterial Streets Improvements
- Large patches to extend the life of arterial streets
- Asphalt overlays and reconstruction of streets
- Reinvestment in Existing Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities (PBF)
- New Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities (PBF) in accordance with the PBF Plan adopted in 2010
- Safe routes to school
- Creation of new pedestrian and bicycle facilities (paths, sharrows, paved roadside shoulders, bike lanes)
- Signage and pavement markings
- Other Transportation Projects
Mercer Island's Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities Plan was updated in June 2010. The Plan was created to guide decisions about future pedestrian and bicycle facilities on the Island such as trails, bike lanes, and sidewalks. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities Project proposed for the TIP are guided by the updated policies and priorities identified in the Plan. Projects will be proposed as funding allows including more safe routes to school to encourage children to walk and bike to school and improved roadside shoulders on East and West Mercer Ways. The updated Plan is available online.
If you have questions please contact Casey Nelson, Transportation Engineer, at 206-275-7655.