Crews contracted by the Washington State Department of Transportation for pavement work on the U.S. 2 bridge over the Pilchuck River are set to close one lane this weekend to replace and install expansion joints. (WSDOT)

Crews contracted by the Washington State Department of Transportation for pavement work on the U.S. 2 bridge over the Pilchuck River are set to close one lane this weekend to replace and install expansion joints. (WSDOT)

U.S. 2 Pilchuck River bridge closure and work delayed

The Pilchuck River bridge east of Highway 9 was set to close to one lane this weekend.

UPDATE: The U.S. 2 lane closure scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday has been postponed due to a delay in obtaining material. It will be rescheduled.

SNOHOMISH — Drivers who plan to use U.S. 2 this weekend should prepare for backups near Snohomish.

A contractor crew is scheduled to replace expansion joints on the Pilchuck River bridge between 9 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Monday. The work depends on the weather.

Flaggers will close one lane and alternate traffic on U.S. 2, east of Highway 9.

The Washington State Department of Transportation recommends alternate routes, driving during non-peak hours in the early morning and late evening, or delaying the trip for another weekend if possible. Carpooling and transit can also help reduce backups.

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