We built a park and ride lot in the I-5 median and widened the 112th St SE bridge over I-5. The new $32 million facility, just north of 112th Street SE, includes 400 parking spots and direct access ramps for transit and high occupancy vehicles (HOV) to the northbound and southbound lanes of I-5. These ramps will shave up to six minutes off a round-trip bus ride to Seattle from south Everett.
The new lot meets the growing demand for park and ride space in the south Everett area. In addition to new HOV on and off ramps, crews extended the northbound HOV lane to just north of the Highway 526 interchange. These changes will allow buses, carpools and vanpools to enter and exit the freeway without merging through three lanes of traffic.
The new HOV ramps will reduce weaving that can lead to collisions near the I-5 / SR 526 interchange. The new, wider 112th Street SE bridge will improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.
The new freeway station in the I-5 median will take HOVs out of the congested SR 526 interchange. It will eliminate congestion caused by buses, carpools and vanpools, who needed to cross three lanes of traffic to enter and exit the freeway.
The 112th Street bridge has been widened from two to five lanes.
| Protects Environment
New drainage systems will clean freeway runoff. We added plants around the freeway ramps to help prevent erosion. New retaining walls will protect sensitive areas and a new wall along the east side of I-5 at the park-and-ride area will absorb noise that could affect nearby residents.
Partnerships & Cooperation
We partnered with Sound Transit and the city of Everett on this project. We awarded the contract to Atkinson Construction in the summer of 2006. Crews finished construction September of 2008. The freeway station was open to traffic on September 21, 2008.
At WSDOT we seek to address the concerns of the tribal nations using the process outlined in Section 106 of The National Historic Preservation Act and the WSDOT Tribal Consultation Policy adopted in 2003 by the Transportation Commission as part of the WSDOT Centennial Accord Plan.
This project was funded through the following fund sources:
- Existing Funds - $1,191,800
- Other Agency Funds - $30,897,735
The majority of these funds were provided by Sound Transit ($21,937,460). The city of Everett contributed $4,445,151, and the Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) contributed $4,515,124.
- Total funding from all sources - $32,089,535
Project Engineer Amir Ahmadi
WSDOT Project Office
9029 El Capitan Way
Everett, WA 98208-3637
15700 Dayton Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98133
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