In October 2008 we restriped eastbound US 2 from I-5 in Everett to SR 204 to provide two lanes of traffic and a wider, 14-foot shoulder. In April 2009 we opened the right shoulder to drivers during the afternoon commute. Drivers can now use the shoulder lane between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. This provides additional capacity across the trestle and will help relieve congestion on the trestle and at the I-5/US 2 interchange.
Keeping traffic moving reduces congestion related sideswipe and rear-end collisions.
Adding additional capacity to eastbound US 2 during the heavy afternoon commute will help ease congestion and backups on the trestle and I-5 through Everett.
Partnerships & Cooperation
This work was part of our Moving Washington strategy to reduce traffic congestion and was completed by WSDOT maintenance, bridge and striping crews.
This project was funded through our low cost enhancement budget.
Total cost: $100,000
WSDOT Region Traffic Engineer
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