Transportation Infrastructure

The Mayor and City Council have identified several key priorities for the City to focus on in the next several years. The list includes large-scale transportation infrastructure investments too big to fund at the local level, and other capital funding needs.First among priorities is the Interstate 5/SR 529 interchange expansion project.

I-5 Northbound Marine View Drive to SR 529 Corridor and Interchange Improvements

Transportation Funding: $84 Million

A Washington State Department of Transportation project scheduled to be advertised in June of 2021 with construction beginning in 2022 and tentative completion in 2024. This project was fully funded in the 2015 Connecting Washington Transportation package with $50M for the Interchange Improvements and $34M for the I-5 Northbound Corridor Improvements.

The interchange improvements will complete the current half at I-5 and SR 529 interchange by constructing a new I-5 northbound off-ramp to SR 529 and a new southbound on-ramp from SR 529 to I-5. This project will reduce congestion at the interchange of I-5 and SR 528, which was identified by WSDOT as a high-accident location. The interchange improvements will allow traffic to avoid at-grade crossings with the BNSF mainline, which causes significant delays to the surrounding road system. The City completed preliminary design, started environmental review and obtained federal approval of the Interchange Justification Report to move the project forward.

The I-5 Northbound Corridor Improvements will provide a peak use hard shoulder lane between Marine View Drive in Everett and SR 529 in Marysville.

View project details on the WSDOT project page.

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I-5/88th St NE Interchange

Transportation funding: $36 million

The project will convert the Interstate 5 and 88th St NE interchange to a full Single Point Urban Interchange. The project is funded under the Connecting Washington Program, approved by the Washington State legislature during the summer of 2016. The 88th St. NE Interchange project is being administered by the Tulalip Tribes.

View project details on the Tulalip Tribes project page.

I-5/156th St. NE Interchange

Transportation funding: $42 million

The project will convert the recently completed 156th St. NE overcrossing at Interstate 5 to a full Single Point Urban Interchange, thereby improving access to North Marysville, Lakewood and Smokey Point employment centers.  The project is fully funded under the Connecting Washington Program, approved by the Washington State legislature during the summer of 2016.  Preliminary work on the project is estimated to begin in 2025. Construction is estimated to be complete by end of 2031.