Everett Announces Traffic Plan For Trooper O’Connell’s Funeral Thursday

June 4, 2013

Everett, Police Blotter

Everett Traffic Plan O'Connell ProcessionMajor traffic interruptions are expected in downtown Everett on Thursday as the funeral for WSP Trooper Sean O’Connell will be held inside Comcast Arena at Everett at 1:00pm. Here’s the latest from the City of Everett…

The City of Everett is advising drivers that downtown streets and lanes will be temporarily closed Thursday throughout the day for Washington State Patrol Trooper Sean O’Connell’s memorial service, which is planned for 1 p.m. at Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Avenue.

The City of Everett is encouraging members of the public who want to attend the service to park at the 10th Street Boat Launch, which is located at W. Marine View Drive and 10th Street on the city’s waterfront. Everett Transit will provide a free shuttle service from the 10th Street Boat Launch parking lot to Comcast Arena approximately every 15 minutes, between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Return shuttles to the 10th Street Boat Launch will start at 3 p.m. and continue to 5:30 p.m.

How to get to the 10th Street Boat Launch:

For travelers driving north I-5, exit at Pacific Avenue in Everett and drive westbound to W. Marine View Drive. Turn right onto northbound W. Marine View Drive to 10th Street. Take a left into the 10th Street Boat Launch parking lot.

For travelers driving south I-5, use State Route 529 (exit is just south of Marysville). Take SR 529 into Everett. Veer right onto W. Marine View Drive. Follow W. Marine View Drive to 10th Street. Take a right into the 10th Street Boat Launch parking lot.

Due to street closures and traffic conditions around Comcast Arena, Everett Transit and Community Transit regular bus and paratransit services in downtown Everett will be severely impacted. Paratransit customers are encouraged to limit their trips to and from downtown if possible, as pickup and drop off times may be delayed due to traffic conditions.

Bus service in north Everett, particularly on Wetmore, Hewitt, and Everett avenues will be affected significantly and many bus stops on these streets will be closed. Temporary bus stops on detour routes will be installed.

Route information, detours, and stop closures will be posted on the Everett Transit website at EverettTransit.org and Facebook page , and details will be updated periodically. Everett Transit customers are strongly encouraged to verify their commute online or call 425-257-7777 for detailed information, and plan accordingly.

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