Ebey Slough Bridge closed this weekend for paving

The new Ebey Slough Bridge over Highway 529 in Marysville is scheduled to be closed this weekend so crews can apply the final layer of pavement to the bridge deck.

The work had been planned several times before and each time was cancelled by rain.

Both directions of the bridge are scheduled to close at 5 a.m. Saturday. The highway is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

Southbound drivers may use a signed detour using Fourth Street in Marysville and southbound I-5. Northbound drivers will be directed off Highway 529 at the exit to northbound I-5 and then to Fourth Street (exit 199) to reach Marysville.

In addition to pavement, crews plan to paint temporary lane markers on the bridge. Permanent markers are scheduled to be applied this summer.

The $39 million bridge opened to traffic in April 2012, replacing the steel drawbridge that carried cars over the slough for 85 years. The new bridge was built next to the old one, which was dismantled and removed over the course of last year.

About 17,000 vehicles per day travel over Ebey Slough, according to the state Department of Transportation.

For more information visit the state’s project page for the bridge.

More in Local News

Mill Creek councilman no longer lives in city, panel finds

The Canvassing Board determined Sean Kelly is not eligible to vote there.

A Democrat and ex-Republican team up to end two-party politics

Brian Baird and Chris Vance unveil a new organization called Washington Independents.

The beavers weren’t happy, either, about Mill Creek flooding

A tree fell on their dam, sending a rush of water into a neighborhood near Jackson High School.

Two windsurfers rescued from Port Susan near Kayak Point

The men had failed to return to shore during Sunday’s windstorm.

Herald photos of the week

A weekly collection of The Herald’s best images by staff photographers and… Continue reading

Stranger offered candy to student walking home from school

The Granite Falls School District is warning families about… Continue reading

Coming together as family

Special-needs students and teachers at the Transition Center cooked up a Thanksgiving feast.

Lynnwood’s property tax promise to homeowners sort of true

They were told consolidation of fire departments would save, but new rates likely will be more.

Woman who died in 5-car crash identified

A car driven by Susan E. Sill rear-ended another vehicle Wednesday on Smokey Point Boulevard.

Most Read