With construction under way on US 2 near Snohomish, drivers should plan for occasional major closures of the highway. We're also making long-term changes at the Bickford intersection that will change the way eastbound US 2 drivers and bicyclists reach Snohomish.
Detour route during eastbound or westbound closures
Eastbound drivers will exit to 20th Street Southeast and then turn south on SR 9 to return to US 2. Westbound drivers will exit to northbound SR 9 and then turn west on 20th Street Southeast to return to US 2
Temporary changes at US 2/Bickford Avenue
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To create a safe work space, crews closed the eastbound US 2 off-ramp to Bickford Avenue on Tuesday night, Aug. 28, 2012. Drivers will exit from a temporary right-turn-only lane at the main US 2/Bickford intersection about 1,500 feet east of the off-ramp. The temporary right-turn lane will be in place until the new overpass opens in fall 2013. Drivers will no longer be able to exit eastbound US 2 at freeway speeds. They'll need to get into the right lane and slow down to make the 90-degree turn to Bickford.
During construction on US 2, bicyclists and pedestrians will be restricted from using eastbound US 2 between 20th St SE and Bickford Avenue. Crews will install barrier and close the shoulder to all traffic to create a safe work space while they build the new overpass. Bicyclists will exit eastbound US 2 at Home Acres Road and follow the existing signed bicycle route on Home Acres Road, 52nd Street SE and Rivershore Road. This change will be in place until the new overpass opens in fall 2013.
Bicycle detour map
Previous weekend closures of US 2 near Snohomish
We closed US 2 just west of Snohomish for six weekends while crews cut open the highway to replace deteriorating culverts. Weekend closures started Friday night and ended each Monday. The calendar below shows which weekends we closed. Weekends in orange represent westbound closures. Weekends in blue represent the eastbound closures.