A Mercer Mess Milestone

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Transportation Department reports progress in addressing a traffic problem known as the Mercer Mess.

On Sunday night crews opened two-way traffic on Mercer with three lanes in each direction in the South Lake Union area between Interstate 5 and the Seattle Center. Traffic has been congested for decades in the area, which also is home to Amazon offices and biotech businesses.

The route handles about 80,000 vehicles a day. Work continues with some nearby streets closed for additional improvements.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Comments

More From CBS Seattle

DOWNLOAD IT NOW!
Watch Danny Bonaduce On DANNY TV

Listen Live