US 2 Trestle Travelers in Snohomish County Invited to Learn About a New Trestle Study That Includes I-5

May 15, 2024

Beyond Everett

Hewitt Avenue TrestleThose who travel on or near the US 2 trestle in Snohomish County, including people who drive, walk, bike, and roll, are invited to comment on the draft purpose and need statement for a new study of the Trestle and a section of Interstate 5.

The US 2 Trestle in Snohomish County is the only direct route across the Snohomish River between eastern Snohomish County and the I-5 corridor in Everett.

In partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, the Washington State Department of Transportation is completing a planning and environmental linkages study. These studies are designed to gather public input about transportation issues and environmental concerns for specific areas. In the case of US 2, the study will help identify improvements that could improve traffic flow on and around the trestle for all travelers.

The first step of the US 2 trestle planning and environmental linkages study is to develop a purpose and need statement with public input. The final statement will carry over to the future National Environmental Policy Act review helping to speed up that process. A NEPA review is required for all transportation projects receiving federal funding or permits.

Area of study. Click to expand.

To help travelers learn about the study and comment on the purpose and need, WSDOT is hosting an online open house and survey for four weeks. Online open house attendees can review the study background, complete a survey about their travel on or near the US 2 trestle, and review and provide comment on the draft NEPA purpose and need statement. There will also be more opportunities to comment in the future. Content is available in English, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

The goal of the online open house is to:

  • Help us understand your experience traveling on or near the US 2 trestle and
  • Gather feedback on the draft Purpose & Need statement.

Online open house information:

When: Tuesday, May 14 to Friday, June 7, 2024
Where: engage.wsdot.wa.gov/us2trestle

Voicemail comments also accepted: 425-233-8970

Access for participation for those without home internet:
Free Wi-Fi access is available through Snohomish County libraries:

Everett Public Library – 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA 98201
Library on Wheels – 7312 35th Ave. NE, Marysville, Washington 98271
Marysville Library – 6120 Grove St., Marysville, WA 98270
Lake Stevens Library – 2211 Grade Road, Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Snohomish Library – 311 Maple Ave., Snohomish, Washington 98290
Additional Wi-Fi locations are provided through the Washington State Department of Commerce.

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