SR 526 - Corridor Improvements

Project news

  • WSDOT is negotiating a contract with a consultant for early engineering work and community outreach.
  • Updates and upcoming public meetings will be posted on this page. Check back periodically for the latest information.
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Needs & benefits

With 74,000 drivers using SR 526 everyday, the highway experiences congestion that affects residents of nearby cities, commuters to and from surrounding employers, and freight mobility and access to the large number of businesses that rely on this corridor.

The Washington State Legislature allocated funding, beginning in 2017, for WSDOT to make improvements.

The early engineering phase will develop a preferred alternative, incorporating community input from a Stakeholder Advisory Group, open houses, and community briefings. 

The projected benefits of selected improvements may include improved traffic flow, trip reliability, freight movement and better access for goods and customers of local businesses.


  • 2017: Funding allocating from the Connecting Washington transportation package.
  • 2018-2019: Early engineering, Stakeholder Advisory Group meetings, community engagement, and preliminary design work.
  • 2019: Select preferred alternative
  • 2021-2023: Construction


Financial Data for PIN 152604K
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $0
CWA $47,197
Total $47,197


Kris Olsen

Adam Emerson
Project manager

SR 526 corridor in Everett, WA at Hardeson Road