Highway 529 Nightly Closures To Continue Into April

March 17, 2015


Southbound 529 Bridge

This is the southbound bridge on Highway 529.

While they had hoped to be done by now, the Washington State Department of Transportation has decided to extend the nightly closures of Highway 529 southbound between Marysville and Everett. Here’s what you need to know.

Work to adjust the drawspan machinery on the southbound State Route 529 Snohomish River Bridge near Everett will require continuing weekend and weeknight closures of the highway through mid-April.

Closure information

  • Saturday nights through Friday mornings, nightly from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • The southbound Interstate 5 exit to SR 529 will also be closed.
  • Southbound drivers between Marysville and Everett should use I-5 during the closures
  • Local access to Smith Island locations will be available via the 4th Street/Tulalip exit.
  • Northbound SR 529 remains open.
  • No Friday night closures are planned.

Detailed closure information is available on the Snohomish County construction update report.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation originally hoped to have all the work completed this week. However, the gears that open and lower the drawspan need to be very precisely adjusted and tested to ensure they work smoothly together. The adjustments are now complete, but the contractor crews need to permanently secure the machinery.

The new equipment was installed as part of a special bridge repair project.

In the Puget Sound area, drivers can get real-time traffic information on their phone with the WSDOT traffic app, by tracking the WSDOT traffic Twitter feed, and get advanced information from the What’s Happening Now page.

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