SR 526 - Corridor Improvements

Project news

  • Planning and early design is underway.
  • Details about upcoming meetings are found here. Check back periodically for the latest details.

Needs & benefits

In 2009, the city of Everett, Port of Everett and city of Marysville prepared a freight access and mobility study to identify ways to move freight more efficiently and support the local economy. The study revealed how congestion on SR 526 between Seaway Boulevard and I-5 negatively affects travel in the Everett area. Currently around 74,000 drivers per day use SR 526 to get to and from work, make deliveries, visit major tourist attractions, and soon to catch flights at the new Paine Field commercial airport terminal.

The Legislature initially recommended that WSDOT study and design a new interchange at Hardeson Road to better separate freight traffic headed to the Southwest Everett Industrial Area from commuter traffic; however, they later directed WSDOT to identify improvements that consider everyone who uses this multifaceted corridor, including people who bike, walk and ride transit.  WSDOT will determine a preferred project or set of projects through input from a stakeholder advisory group and the public.  Benefits of the selected project may include improved travel times for commuters, freight access to the Southwest Everett Industrial Area, and intersection operations.


  • 2017: Funding allocating from the Connecting Washington transportation package.
  • 2018-2019: Early engineering, Stakeholder Advisory Group meetings, community engagement, and preliminary design work.
  • 2019: Select preferred alternative
  • 2021-2023: Construction


Financial Data for PIN 152604K
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $0
CWA $47,197
Total $47,197


Jen Rash

Adam Emerson
Project manager

SR 526 corridor in Everett, WA at Hardeson Road