Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
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The City of Mercer Island is seeking public comments for the 2016-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP covers city roadway, pedestrian, bicycle and other transportation projects planned for the six-year period. This does not include East Link or other work on I-90.
State law requires that the Program is updated and adopted by elected officials annually (before July 1). The City Council adopted the last TIP on June 16, 2014.
TIP Public Comment Opportunity
The City of Mercer Island seeks public comments as part of the development of the TIP. The TIP is a six 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. Public comments are considered in the development of the TIP. The Mercer Island City Council will hold a public hearing at the May 18, 2015 Council Meeting at 7:00 pm to discuss the preliminary draft of the 2016-2021 TIP. Any interested person(s) may provide input at the hearing or provide written comments by April 30, 2015. Click here to provide comments on the TIP.
The tentative 2015 schedule for the adoption of the 2016 - 2021 TIP is shown below.
- Public comment period (April 1 to April 30)
- City Council public hearing and preview of preliminary draft TIP (May 18)
- City Council review of TIP and adoption (June 15)
Click on the links below for information about the current TIP for 2015-2020 adopted in 2014.
The TIP typically includes the following categories:
- 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, signed shared roadways, paved roadside shoulders, bike lanes)
- Signage and pavement markings (to create sharrows, bike lanes, signed shared roadways)
- 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 facility projects 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.
Please contact Patrick Yamashita, City Engineer, if you have any questions at 206-275-7722.