Seattle traffic http://www.kplu.org en Seattle traffic choke point at Mercer changing this weekend http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-traffic-choke-point-mercer-changing-weekend A major Seattle traffic choke point is poised to make a dramatic change this weekend. But officials don't expect the soon-to-be two-way Mercer Street will improve the afternoon commute out of downtown. As of Monday, Mercer Street will carry two-way traffic for the first time since 1968. But The Seattle Times (http://is.gd/hfCJgX ) reports much more work remains to be done in the neighborhood. Automobile congestion eastbound toward I-5 isn't expected to improve much on the thoroughfare called "the Mercer mess" by commuters. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:43:19 +0000 The Associated Press 6079 at http://www.kplu.org