• Snohomish County drivers in for rough weekend commute

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    Snohomish County drivers are in for a rough commute this weekend.

    Starting Friday night, the Hewett Avenue Trestle -- or Highway 2 -- will be closed in the westbound direction until Monday at 4 a.m.

    The detour is expected to bring major delays.

    About 22,000 drivers a day use Highway 2 and state transportation officials say it's in need of repairs.

    The last time it was paved was in 2002.

    The closure is less than a mile in distance from 50th street to Highway 204, but the detour is a tiny road –20th Street Southeast, which runs underneath the trestle.  It’s usually a one way going eastbound -- but crews will change the direction and make it useable for westbound traffic to get around the closure.

    The Washington State Department of Transportation says the closure will happen over five other weekends this summer but said the closures will not occur during major holidays.

    Get detailed information about the closure and ramps at this link.

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