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We’ve finally done it! Crews get first weekend closure of US 2 under their belts

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 08:18

Ally Barrera, communications, 206-440-4457     

Drone video captures first of six full closures of westbound lanes following four straight rainouts

EVERETT – The fifth time really was the charm as dry weather helped pave the way for the first weekend closure of westbound US 2 between the Lake Stevens area and Everett.

The July 14-15 closure marked the first of six weekend closures for the $11 million preservation and rehabilitation project. The first four scheduled weekend closures were all rained out.

"With the first weekend out of the way, travelers now know what to expect when we shut down this stretch of US 2," said Washington State Department of Transportation Project Engineer Mark Sawyer. "We need them to keep planning ahead and finding different ways to get around, because we still have five more closures scheduled this summer."

What crews accomplished
New drone video shows what WSDOT contractors crews completed thanks to the dry weekend weather.

Crews scrape old asphalt from the westbound US 2 trestle during the first full weekend closure of the project, July 14-15

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Crews removed and replaced a quarter of a mile of old, damaged pavement between Ebey Slough and the State Route 204 interchange with a new waterproof coating and asphalt. They also inspected the trestle and made a handful of needed repairs.

Five more weekends
Contractor crews have 2.5 miles of repaving to complete over five additional weekends. People who travel on westbound US 2 should expect closures from 7 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday on the following dates:

  • July 20 – July 23 COMPLETED
  • Aug. 3 – Aug. 6
  • Aug. 10 – Aug. 13
  • Aug. 17 – Aug. 20
  • Sept. 7 – Sept. 10

These closures are weather dependent.

Plan ahead now
WSDOT needs travelers to study the detour routes (pdf 811 kb) and check real-time traffic conditions before heading out the door. Find the latest updates on the WSDOT App and the WSDOT Traffic Twitter feed.

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