Due to the forecast and potential rain over the weekend, paving work on westbound U.S. 2 has been postponed again.

Next weekend, Aug. 17-20, 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. The roadway will also be closed Sept. 7-10 and 14-17.

All westbound lanes of the Hewitt Avenue Trestle will close between Homeacres Road and the I-5 interchange. Lanes will close Friday at 7 p.m. and reopen by Monday at 4 a.m.

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Traffic will be diverted onto SR 9 where drivers can decide whether they want to drive northbound via Marysville to SR 528 or southbound via Mill Creek to SR 96.

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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)

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

During the closures, 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 closures are weather dependent, and previous weekend work on the Highway 2 trestle has already been canceled multiple times due to rain.

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

  • Aug. 17-20
  • Sept. 7-10
  • Sept. 14-17