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Paving project to bring smoother roadway to SR 522 from Maltby to Monroe starts Monday, May 14

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 13:26

Marqise Allen, communications, 360-440-4699
Dave Lindberg, project engineer, 425-225-8725

Work will also repave the eastbound Snohomish River Bridge

MONROE – State Route 522 will get a new layer of asphalt this summer, improving and preserving the highway for the growing number of travelers that rely on it.

Throughout the next few months, Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews from Lakeside Industries, Inc. will resurface 4 miles of cracked and pothole plagued highway between SR 9 and the Fales Road/Echo Lake Road off-ramp.

“It has been a while since we last repaved this highway,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Dave Lindberg. “This area has seen a lot of growth over the years, and it’s important we preserve this highway to support the increase in commuters and travelers.”

About 34,000 vehicles used the highway each day in 2017. That’s up from 32,000 vehicles in 2015.

Crews will also improve safety along the corridor by adding 3 miles of raised striping along the shoulders in both directions between Fales Road/Echo Lake Road and the Snohomish River Bridge. Additionally, the eastbound Snohomish River Bridge will be repaved.

Lane closures

Most of this work will be at night with single-lane closures during off-peak times beginning Monday, May 14.

Work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.

Lengthy detour

When the nighttime work shifts to repaving the eastbound Snohomish River Bridge, highway traffic will follow a 24-mile detour for two weekends using SR 9 and US 2. The weekend closures are currently scheduled for late July and early August.

The bridge will be open to single-lane traffic during the day in between overnight closures.

Trip planning tools

Before heading out the door, travelers can access real-time traffic information on their mobile device with the WSDOT traffic app, tracking the WSDOT traffic Twitter feed and get advanced information from the Snohomish County Construction page.

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