Expect delays on I-5’s Stillaguamish bridge

Road crews are beginning work on a major overhaul of the I-5 bridge over the Stillaguamish River, and drivers should expect significant delays.

State Department of Transportation contractors will be replacing the deck and some of the underlying supports of the bridge that carries the southbound lanes over the river.

The work is expected to last up to four months, and southbound traffic will be redirected across the median onto two lanes on the bridge that currently bears northbound traffic, while northbound travel will be reduced to two lanes on the same bridge.

Starting Monday, July 7, crews will begin building the crossover lanes for the detour, which will require some lane closures:

  • Starting 10 p.m. Monday, southbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes near the bridge until the bridge work is complete in November.
  • From Monday, July 7 to the afternoon of Wednesday, July 9, northbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes from 5 a.m.-2 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. each day, and reduced to one lane from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. nightly.
  • Also from Monday, July 7 to the afternoon of Wednesday, July 9, the northbound I-5 on-ramp at Highway 530 will be closed from 7-2 p.m. the following day.
  • Starting Wednesday, July 9 through November, northbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes of traffic near the bridge, starting at 10 p.m. each night.
  • In addition, there will be overnight two-lane closures on northbound I-5 between Highway 530 and 236th Street NE from 10 p.m. Monday, July 7, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 8.

More in Local News

Live in Edmonds? Hate speeders?

Edmonds has $35,000 to address local residents’ concerns about speeding in their… Continue reading

Herald photos of the week

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

Police looking for Lynnwood bank robber

The robber did not flash a weapon to the teller at a U.S. Bank.

Students, staff at Arlington elementary school were in lockdown

Arlington Police said all students and staff were safe but did not say why the lockdown happened.

Sirens! Flashing lights! — Move over!

We are a confident bunch on what to do when we hear… Continue reading

Marysville quits fire-department merger talks

Mayor Jon Nehring notified Arlington of the decision in a letter dated Jan. 10.

Everett marchers: ‘There’s too much to protest’ for one sign

About 150 people joined the “March to Impeach” from the waterfront to a county courthouse rally.

Front Porch

EVENTS Support for Alzheimer’s caregivers A Sno-Isle Libraries “Issues That Matter” forum… Continue reading

Legislation to limit opioid prescriptions under debate

Inslee also has requested a bill that prioritizes medication-assisted treatment for addiction.

Most Read