Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 2020

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This process has concluded for 2020

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a rolling 6-year plan updated annually with a focus on maintaining the existing transportation network and improving it in a thoughtful, safe manner working within the financial constraints. The TIP covers City roadway, pedestrian, bicycle and other transportation projects.

Note: The City has an existing plan that identifies various future upgrades in pedestrian and bicycle facilities, many of which have been adopted into the TIP.

Each year, public comment and staff input are gathered to inform new proposed additions to the TIP; the City Council makes the final decision on each project's priority.

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a rolling 6-year plan updated annually with a focus on maintaining the existing transportation network and improving it in a thoughtful, safe manner working within the financial constraints. The TIP covers City roadway, pedestrian, bicycle and other transportation projects.

Note: The City has an existing plan that identifies various future upgrades in pedestrian and bicycle facilities, many of which have been adopted into the TIP.

Each year, public comment and staff input are gathered to inform new proposed additions to the TIP; the City Council makes the final decision on each project's priority.

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Note: The formal comment period opens March 16, 2020, and has now been extended twice to run through June 16, 2020.

We encourage you to use the map tool to attach your comment or project suggestion to a certain location. 


If you have a general comment, you may also post it below; all comments will be considered as part of the public record and reviewed by staff. Be a good neighbor and keep your comments civil - please refer to our moderation policy for more details.  

[ If you have a specific question about the TIP process, or prefer to email comments, please contact the Public Works Department at PublicWorks@mercergov.org ]
CLOSED: The extended comment period has now ended.

Its time to listen to the homeowners on E, W, and N Mercer Way. There is a dangerous situation of racing cars and motorcycles that pose a threat to safety and peaceful living on MI. I urge the City Council to make this a priority issue. A combination of increased Policing, speed barriers, and other measures must be implemented. Why not create "Local Access Only" streets. This has been successfully implemented by the City of Bellevue in the southwest area. As 112th SE, 108th SE, and Bellevue Way became jammed by cars accessing I-90 and 405, commuters filled the adjacent residential streets. The City limited access to residents, guests and service providers. Signs posted in many locations. It works! Heavy fine and penalty.

rj over 1 year ago
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Our household has noticed a sharp uptick in noisy motorcycles and excessively fast cars racing on EMW at all hours of the day and night and on every day and night of the week. Not conducive to sleep at night, not safe in the day.
Please consider traffic calming solutions for the Mercer Loop. Speed bumps, stop signs placed at certain intersections, or traffic enforcement cameras would all be a step in the right direction. We're not a racetrack and some solutions are needed.

SusanCWang over 1 year ago
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Like many of the thousands of silent residents who live on or near the loop, I have noticed a significant degradation in the quality of our lives due to the influx of off-Island motorcycles (often traveling in groups) and race cars speeding around the Island. Are we really waiting for someone to die? I didn’t imagine living on a race track where 100+ decibels of rumbling serenade our community from morning til late night. Something must be done to change this besides relying on our already overtaxed Police patrols. I posted on ND “Mercer Loop Recreational Speedway” to see if I was the only one who - I’m not! The Council should find solutions to this in TIPS because the silent residents will eventually discover their voices. Thank you

MattLeibsohn over 1 year ago
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While I appreciate the bike lane around the Island in one direction, some of us use bikes to commute and need to be able to travel safely in both directions. Downtown, the speed limit is low enough and there are enough stops to mitigate bike travel in the road on the rare occasion there's not a bike lane. But the major thoroughfares (e.g. WMW) are unsafe without bike lanes so those need to be added in the other direction. Please add that to the planning. Thanks.

Michelle Williams over 1 year ago
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