Nighttime Delays Expected Into Everett on Westbound Hewitt Trestle Next Week

July 11, 2015



You can avoid trestle slow downs by using the River Road from Snohomish into Everett.

Got a heads up from Washington State DOT about work on the westbound Hewitt Avenue Trestle that may interrupt commuters during the evening hours next week. Here’s what you need to know.

Drivers who use the Hewitt Avenue Trestle on US 2 between Lake Stevens/Snohomish and Everett should be prepared for full nighttime closures of the westbound roadway Monday, July 13 through the morning of Friday, July 17.

From 6 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly, traffic will exit westbound US 2 at Ebey Island, continue west on 20th Street Southeast and re-enter the highway at the Homeacres Road on-ramp. Drivers should expect some congestion and delays and are advised to add extra time to their trips.

Pavement repair work

During the closure, Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance staff will make pavement repairs on the trestle, including repairing potholes and cracks on the roadway. This work is vital to continue to give drivers a safe, smooth trip along the highway.

“There’s never a good time to fully block a roadway,” said WSDOT Assistant Maintenance Superintendent John Tellesbo. “But this is work we need to do to keep our infrastructure in good shape. We appreciate the cooperation and patience of drivers while we get this important work done.”

The full closure is necessary to allow WSDOT crews and vehicles to safely work across the entire roadway. The trestle lanes are too narrow for the work to safely be done with single-lane closures. The full closure also allows a large amount of work to get done in a shorter time period rather than extending it over several weeks.

Know before you go

Drivers can stay plugged in to traffic conditions by getting real-time 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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