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POSTPONED: Westbound US 2 paving near Lake Stevens enters the home stretch this month

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 16:23

UPDATE: The closure of westbound US 2 scheduled Sept. 21-24 is postponed due to inclement weather in the forecast. The closure is rescheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 to 4 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1.

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

Detour via SR 9; delays expected

EVERETT – It’s the final countdown for this summer’s US 2 paving project near Lake Stevens as only two more weekend closures remain for Snohomish County travelers. 

On Sept. 21-24 and Sept. 28-Oct. 1, contractor crews working for the Washington Department of Transportation will close all lanes of westbound US 2 between State Route 9 and Interstate 5 from 7 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday.

During these weather-dependent closures, crews will repave the Hewitt Avenue trestle between the Snohomish River and the I-5 interchange.

Prepare for long delays
To access I-5, travelers must once again detour onto SR 9 with options to go north to Marysville or south to the Mill Creek area.

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During the Aug. 17-20 closure, extended backups and delays were common on the detour routes, especially on southbound SR 9 between the cities of Lake Stevens and Snohomish.

“We understand there are very few alternative routes in this area, and that’s why it is so important for travelers to adjust their plans,” says WSDOT Project Engineer Mark Sawyer. “If folks stick to their normal routines, we will see the same big backups as the last closure.”

Bunk Foss Road closure
Bunk Foss Road between SR 9 and 103rd Avenue Southeast will close during both weekends of road work. This will help reduce backups on westbound US 2.

Access to Bunk Foss Road is available via SR 9, 20th Street Southeast and South Machias Road.

What travelers can do
To keep delays to a minimum, those who plan to travel through this area should consider:

  • Delaying discretionary trips
  • Traveling before 8 a.m. or after 8 p.m. to avoid peak congestion
  • Carpooling
  • Using Community Transit's bus service

Travelers can also get real-time traffic conditions before heading out the door with the WSDOT traffic app and by checking the WSDOT Traffic Twitter feed.

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