Roadwork and Maintenance closures


1st Street Bypass

City council awarded the 1st Street Bypass construction contract on Monday, May 13, to Scarsella Bros., Inc., in the amount of $12,947,526.86. From Kent, WA, Scarsella is well qualified to build the new arterial, having built many similar projects.

The bypass project includes widening 1st Street from (2) lanes to (5) lanes, between State and Alder, and will extend 1st Street as a (2) lane bypass from Alder to 47th Avenue. The roadway improvements will include a shared-use path, illumination and traffic signal improvements. With completion of WSDOT’s interchange project at SR529 in 2022, the bypass will provide important commuter access to I-5, and allow them to bypass congestion on 4th Street and the BNSF crossing.

Starting May 20th, initial work will include installation of fencing and erosion control items to prep the work area for clearing, between Alder and 47th Avenue. As a result, there will be significant construction traffic on 1st Street between State Avenue and Alder Avenue, and on 47th Avenue, to support this work. Following the prep work, the Contractor is expected to begin excavation of unsuitable soils and to begin installation of ground improvements to support the new bypass roadway.

We appreciate your patience as the City prepares to start this important project. We will do our best to minimize impacts to the community, and to build the City an exciting new roadway project. Please contact Steven Miller, Senior Project Manager at 360.363.8285 or with any questions or concerns.

Herbicide Spraying

The Streets Department will be wrapping up the herbicide application program along arterials and downtown streets this week. Drivers should be aware that the vehicle used for this program is slow moving. The herbicide spray map is now available to view on the City website. Go to: Departments/Streets/Weed Control.

Also, be advised that the Street crews will be out mowing City right of ways. The boom mowers are also slow moving vehicles and traffic may be impacted by temporary lane closures.

WSDOT Projects:

US 2 between Bickford Avenue and the I-5 interchangeThis $11.6 million paving and preservation project on resumes this summer. Contractor crews with Lakeside Industries completed most of the 3 mile the project in 2018. However, weather-related postponements and colder temperatures meant the final two westbound closures of US 2 between Snohomish and Everett had to be postponed to this year.

To finish the remaining preservation work on the westbound lanes from the Snohomish River to the Interstate 5 interchange, the contractor needs up to two weekend closures of westbound US 2 between State Route 204 and I-5. The narrow westbound trestle does not have adequate space to accommodate construction crews, equipment and safely keep a lane of traffic open. The work being done during those closures takes much longer than a standard overnight closure of 7 hours.

Due to the fact the work is weather-dependent, WSDOT has identified seven possible weekends for the closures.

2019 tentative weekend westbound US 2 closure dates:

  • June 22 – 23
  • June 29 – 30
  • July 13 – 14
  • July 20 – 21
  • August 3 – 4
  • August 10 – 11
  • August 17 - 18

If weather postpones a closure, the next weekend will be used as identified above. During these closures, traffic will detour via State Route 9 to either SR 528 to the north, or SR 96 to the south. Expect to see backups and delays on these routes. WSDOT will be working with emergency services, the media and surrounding school districts to notify the traveling public.
Additional information is on the project webpage.  WSDOT will update you as the work progresses.

Ebey Slough Bridge to SR531 Interchange Paving & ADA Compliance - #9028

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 198.50 - 200.50
Contact: Mark Sawyer, Project Engineer, 425-225-8799
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are repaving an 8-mile stretch of southbound I-5 between SR 531 and SR 529, and about 7-miles of northbound I-5 between SR 529 and 136th Street Northeast in Marysville.
Project webpage
Work schedule:
Tuesday, May 14, to the morning of Wednesday, May 15 -
The SR 528 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 15 - The right lane of southbound I-5 between SR 528 and the Ebey Slough Bridge will close from 1 to 5 a.m.
Wednesday, May 15, to the morning of Thursday, May 16 - The right lane of northbound I-5 between 88th Street Northeast and 116th Street Northeast will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

SR 9/108th St NE Intersection Improvements - #9195

Highway: SR 9    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 21.77 - 22.03

Contact: Mark Sawyer, Project Engineer, 425-225-8799
WSDOT contractor crews are building a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of SR 9 and 108th Street Northeast in Marysville.
Project webpage
Work schedule:
Construction will resume spring 2019.

116th St NE Interchange - Tulalip Tribes Lead

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 202.20 - 202.70
Contact: Mark Sawyer, Project Engineer, 425-225-8799
Description: Tulalip Tribes contractor crews are reconstructing the I-5/116th Street Northeast interchange in Marysville.
Project webpage
Work schedule:
No closures at this time.

Snohomish County Projects

No information at this time.

Private Contractors Projects

Autumns Meadow Plat – Grind and overlay on 83rd Ave and 87th Ave.
Crestview Plat– Paving on 83rd Ave - May 20 & 21
Ridgeview Plat - ROW improvements along 83rd Ave
Patey Plat – closure of 39XX 79th Ave NE for storm installation
Sagewood Plat – trucks hauling onto 63XX 83rd Ave

Last updated May 23, 2019