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Three consecutive weekend closures of westbound US 2 begin Friday, Aug. 3

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 13:19

Ally Barrera, communications, 206-440-4457
Mark Sawyer, project engineer, 425-225-8799

Detour routes to keep traffic moving

EVERETT – Thousands of weekend warriors need to adjust their plans if it includes heading west between the Lake Stevens area and Everett in August.

Contractor crews working for the Washington Department of Transportation will close all lanes of westbound US 2 on the Hewitt Avenue trestle for paving from 7 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday on the following dates:

  • Aug. 3-6
  • Aug. 10-13
  • Aug. 17-20

Ramps to westbound US 2 from State Route 204 and 20th Street Southeast will also be closed. This weather-dependent work will provide a smoother ride and also help preserve the pavement on this well-used route.

“If we spaced out the closures into early September, the risk of getting rained out goes way up,” says WSDOT Project Engineer Mark Sawyer. “This will let Snohomish County travelers enjoy the last few weekends of summer without worrying about major roadwork slowing them down.”

Traffic detours
During the Aug. 3-6 closure, westbound traffic will detour onto 20th Street Southeast as crews continue working on the Hewitt Avenue trestle.

During the Aug. 10-13 and Aug. 17-20 closures, crews will begin working on the west end of the trestle, between Homeacres Road and the Interstate 5 interchange. Because of this, travelers must detour onto SR 9 with options to go northbound to SR 528 in Marysville or southbound to SR 96 in Mill Creek.

Know before you go
Travelers should plan for lengthy delays on all detour routes and check real-time traffic conditions before heading out the door. Find the latest updates on the WSDOT traffic app and the WSDOT Traffic Twitter feed.

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