Last Weekend For #SnoCoSqueeze Impacts on Everett

June 9, 2016



An up-close look at concrete chipping in an expansion joint.

This should be the last weekend #SnoCoSqueeze impacts drivers going between Everett and Marysville.

However with Sorticulture and Everett Community College commencement among the events in Everett this weekend you should plan ahead.

Here’s the latest information from Washington State DOT…

The #SnoCoSqueeze expansion joint replacement project is nearly finished with just one more weekend of lane reductions on northbound Interstate 5 near Marysville.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will reduce northbound I-5 to two lanes Friday night, June 10, to Monday morning, June 13, over the Steamboat Slough and Ebey Slough bridges. The State Route 529 on-ramp will also close.

Weekend travelers should expect backups and delays on northbound I-5, State Route 529 and on Everett and Marysville city streets as the final four expansion joints are replaced.

“We are wrapping up the largest expansion joint project we’ve had in Snohomish County,” said Project Engineer Mark Sawyer. “The Union, Steamboat, and Ebey Slough bridges have brand new expansion joints, keeping drivers and the bridges safe for decades to come.”

Project information

WSDOT contractor crews are replacing a total of 41 aging expansion joints. They have already replaced:

  • 10 joints on the Union Slough bridges
  • 4 on the Steamboat Slough bridges
  • 17 on the southbound Ebey Slough bridge
  • 6 on the northbound Ebey Slough bridge, with 4 remaining

The 14 joints on the Steamboat Slough and northbound Ebey Slough bridges are so large they can only be replaced on weekends, when crews can get enough space to chip out the concrete toward the center of the bridges, remove the joints, install new ones, pour new concrete and let it cure 12 hours.

Tools to plan your weekend commute strategies

  • A Snohomish County area traffic map is available online with real time traffic cameras and travel times.
  • Weekend travel updates will be available on WSDOT’s Facebook page.
  • WSDOT’s mobile app offers information for travelers on the go.
  • @wsdot_traffic will provide updates about this project using the hashtag #SnoCoSqueeze.

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