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Nighttime closures of eastbound SR 522 Snohomish River Bridge on deck, July 6-9

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 07:54

Marqise Allen, communications, 360-440-4699

Drivers need to plan ahead for 24-mile detour

MONROE – Late night drivers who rely on eastbound State Route 522 over the Snohomish River Bridge near Monroe need to start preparing now for a lengthy detour this weekend.

Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews from Lakeside Industries, Inc. will be resurfacing the eastbound bridge. The work will require nighttime full closures of the bridge throughout the weekend, starting Friday, July 6.

During the closure, highway traffic will follow a lengthy detour using SR 9 and US 2 that could total 24 miles. Eastbound SR 522 will be closed at Paradise Lake Road. The Fales Road/Echo Lake Road on-ramp to eastbound SR 522 will also be closed. Emergency vehicles will need to use the detour as well.

“We understand this is an inconvenience, especially considering the length of the detour,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Dave Lindberg. “However, it will certainly be worth it. Following the work, drivers will get a much smoother surface to drive on for years to come. But it’s important that people start planning around the closures now.”

Full closure hours

  • Friday, July 6 – 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 7 – 8 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, July 8 – 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Monday, July 9 – 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The eastbound Snohomish River Bridge will reopen to a single lane of traffic during the day between the overnight closures. Although eastbound SR 522 will be open, drivers should expect slower than normal travel times during daylight hours.

This is the first of two full weekend closures of the eastbound bridge. The second one is tentatively planned for late July or early August. All of this work is part of a larger project that is resurfacing 4 miles of SR 522 between Woodinville and the Snohomish River.

Trip planning tools

Before heading out the door, travelers can access real-time traffic information on their mobile device with the WSDOT traffic app, tracking the WSDOT traffic Twitter feed and get advanced information from the Snohomish County Construction page.

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