The Washington Department of Transportation will close all lanes of the U.S. 2 trestle near Everett this weekend so highway crews can repair the roadway. This is the first of six planned weekend closures.

All westbound lanes of the Hewitt Avenue Trestle will close between the State Route 204 interchange and the on-ramp from Homeacres Road. Lanes will close Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m. and reopen by Monday, July 16 at 4 a.m.

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Traffic will be diverted onto 20th Street Southeast. However, the detour is a single-lane road, so travelers are advised to prepare for delays, carpool, or drive during non-peak hours between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.

During the first four weekend closures of westbound US 2, travelers will be detoured westbound on 20th Street Southeast and returned to the far west end of the US 2 Hewitt Avenue trestle, just before the I-5 interchange. (Drawing: WSDOT)
During the first four weekend closures of westbound US 2, travelers will be detoured westbound on 20th Street Southeast and returned to the far west end of the US 2 Hewitt Avenue trestle, just before the I-5 interchange. (Drawing: WSDOT)

Traffic will be diverted onto 20th Street Southeast. However, the detour is a single-lane road, so travelers are advised to prepare for delays, carpool, or drive during non-peak hours between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.

Also see: All northbound lanes of I-5 closed in Seattle this weekend

During the closure, crews will remove old and damaged pavement, inspect the trestle, make repairs, add a new waterproof coating, and put down new asphalt on the east end of the trestle.

Pavement on the trestle is 16 years old, past its estimated lifespan of 12 to 15 years, according to the Washington state Department of Transportation.

The closure is weather dependent, and previous weekend work on the Highway 2 trestle has already been canceled four times due to rain.

The other closures are scheduled for the same time frame on the following weekends:

  • July 13 - 16
  • July 20 - 23
  • August 3 - 6
  • August 10 - 13
  • August 17 - 20
  • September 7 - 10