Brace for long delays and big backups in Snohomish County this weekend August 17, 2018
The big traffic meanies. Photos: WSDOT
(SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA.) – It looks as though we're in for a warm, clear, good weather weekend and that means WSDOT contractor crews will be out working on the westbound US 2 trestle from 7 p.m. Friday, Aug 17 to 4 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20.
And this time time around, ALL LANES of westbound US 2 between Highway 9 and I-5 will be closed as crews start repaving the west end of the trestle.
This means drivers will not be able to use 20th Street Southeast bypass detour WSDOT had up and running during previous closures.
Instead, travelers must detour onto SR 9 with options to go northbound on a 10-mile route to SR 528 in Marysville or southbound on a 12-mile route to Cathcart Way and SR 96 in Mill Creek.
Since those who normally use westbound US 2 will need to take SR 9 instead, WSDOT expects the traffic volumes on that road to TRIPLE this weekend. That means we’re all in for BIG delays – of at least 45 minutes – if we don’t make adjustments like:
~ Carpooling ~ Taking public transit ~ Moving discretionary travel to a non-construction weekend ~ Traveling before 8 a.m. or after 8 p.m. to avoid peak congestion ~ Levitating at will ~ Pretending to levitate at will ~ Warping space-time and traveling through Einsteinian worm holes
Etcetera and so forth and so on.
Here’s the Full Monty on the whole deal RIGHT HERE.
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