EVERETT — Grinding and repaving work on Highway 526 is set to start Monday.
Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin with the eastern end of the Boeing Freeway, between Evergreen Way and the I-5 interchange.
“This stretch of SR 526 was last paved in 1985 and has outlived its lifespan,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Dave Lindberg. “This project will bring safer driving conditions for the 78,000 people who use this road every day, many of whom are going to and from Boeing.”
Drivers can expect up to 10 periodic, overnight closures of all westbound lanes Fridays and Saturdays. Separately, there could be as many as four overnight closures of all eastbound lanes. There also will be up to three closures of SE Everett Mall Way on Monday through Thursday nights and some Saturday nights.
Paving work will include ramps. Five expansion joints on the northbound I-5 flyover ramp to westbound Highway 526 also will be replaced.
Work on the $3.6 million project is scheduled to be complete in the fall.