US 2 - I-5 Interchange to Bickford Ave Vic - Paving

Project News

  • This project was awarded to Lakeside Industries, Inc. of Monroe.
  • Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2018.
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Overview
Contractor crews will repave three miles of the westbound lanes of US 2 from Bickford Avenue to the I-5 interchange, including the Hewitt Avenue trestle. The eastbound lanes will be resurfaced from the US 2/SR 204 interchange to Bickford Avenue.

Why is WSDOT rehabilitating the existing pavement on roughly three miles of US 2 in Everett?
This stretch of highway hasn’t been repaved since 2002. The asphalt used during that project was identified as having an average lifespan of about 15 years. Since then, cracks, ruts and potholes have developed. This creates an uneven surface which allows water to pool on the roadway. Wet roads create difficult driving conditions and can also result in slower travel times as drivers reduce their speeds to handle the slick surface. Installing new pavement will also extend the life of the highway.

The End Result
This project will make this section of US 2 safer for the 22,000 drivers who use it daily. New pavement also reduces future maintenance needs and costs.

Needs & benefits

  • Safety: Repaving the highway removes existing cracks, ruts and potholes where pooled water can collect, causing cars to slide. This water can also freeze, creating pockets of ice on the asphalt. New pavement will also prevent future damage to the roadway.
  • Economic: Repairing aging asphalt is a cost-effective way to protect the roadway and increase its lifespan.

Timeline

  • Spring 2018: Construction scheduled to start.
  • Fall 2018: Construction scheduled to be completed.

Funding

Financial Data for PIN 100201P, 100210G
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $7,865
CWA $0
Total $7,865

 
Contact

Frances Fedoriska
WSDOT Communications
Phone: 206-440-4690
Email: Fedorif@wsdot.wa.gov

A map of the repaving area from US 2/I-5 to Bickford Avenue.

Existing rutting and cracking on westbound US 2 trestle.
Example of some of the existing rutting and cracking on the westbound US 2 trestle heading toward the I-5 interchange.