Roadwork and Maintenance closures


1st Street Bypass

City council awarded the 1st Street Bypass construction contract on Monday, May 13, to Scarsella Bros., Inc., in the amount of $12,947,526.86. From Kent, WA, Scarsella is well qualified to build the new arterial, having built many similar projects.

The bypass project includes widening 1st Street from (2) lanes to (5) lanes, between State and Alder, and will extend 1st Street as a (2) lane bypass from Alder to 47th Avenue. The roadway improvements will include a shared-use path, illumination and traffic signal improvements. With completion of WSDOT’s interchange project at SR529 in 2022, the bypass will provide important commuter access to I-5, and allow them to bypass congestion on 4th Street and the BNSF crossing.

There will be significant construction traffic on 1st Street between State Avenue and Alder Avenue, and on 47th Avenue, to support this work. There will be single lane closures on 47th Avenue, between 2nd Street and 56th PL NE, in July and August to accommodate Comcast and Frontier utility relocates, waterline relocates and to accommodate steel sheet pile installation for the new 1st St Bypass intersection.

No parking is posted until October 2019 on 1st Street from State Ave to Alder Ave. 

We appreciate your patience during this important project. We will do our best to minimize impacts to the community, and to build the City an exciting new roadway project. Please contact Steven Miller, Senior Project Manager at 360.363.8285 or with any questions or concerns.

2019 Pavement Preservation Program (Overlays)

Asphalt grinding night work began Tuesday, August 13th on Twin Lakes Avenue in front of Costco. During the hours of 8pm and 6am there will be delays for the grinding equipment and temporary channelization activities. Drivers are encouraged to use the main entrance to the Lakewood Crossing Shopping Center off of 172nd ST NE (SR531 and 27th Ave NE). 

State Avenue overlay project continues this week during night hours. Steel plates should be removed by the end of the week. The expected schedule is for grinding to be done the week of August 26th and paving the week of September 2nd. 

Please contact Kyle Woods, Project Engineer at 360.363.8286 or with any questions or concerns.


Road Closure for Paving Project - 132nd St NE at 51st Ave

132nd St. NE will be closed for paving on 8/19, and 8/26, starting at 51st Ave. NE and going to the east approximately 100-ft. These will be 2 full-day closures beginning at approximately 7:00 AM, and lasting until approximately 5:00 PM. No through traffic will be allowed on 132nd St. NE. 51st Ave. NE will remain open to traffic, with intermittent lane closures. Detours will be marked with appropriate signage.

Summer Work

During summer months the Streets Department crews have much to do to keep our streets in good repair. Driver's patience and awareness are appreciated in these work areas:

Crews are applying replacement thermoplastic markings at intersections (crosswalks, turn arrows, etc.) across the City. Please drive carefully in these areas and follow the temporary traffic control. 

Crews will also be out mowing City right of ways. The boom mowers are slow moving vehicles and traffic may be impacted by temporary lane closures.


Delta Avenue will be closed between 6th and 7th Streets beginning Tuesday, August 27 during the hours of 7:30am and 3:30pm.  Crews will be working on water main installation. The project may last up to two weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Bryant, Water Operations Supervisor at 360-363-8163.

WSDOT Projects:

SR 92 at North Machias Road-Little Pilchuck Creek Fish Passage Project 

SR92 at North Machias Road will be closed at 5am Saturday, August 24 to 10pm Sunday, August 25 to widen the shoulders, relocate some catch basins and replace the guardrail atop a 30-foot drop. Detour routes will be in place. See WSDOT link for more info at

Ebey Slough Bridge to SR531 Interchange Paving & ADA Compliance - #9028

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 198.50 - 200.50
Contact: Mark Sawyer, Project Engineer, 425-225-8799
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are repaving an 8-mile stretch of southbound I-5 between SR 531 and SR 529, and about 7-miles of northbound I-5 between SR 529 and 136th Street Northeast in Marysville.
Project webpage
Work schedule: 

No updates at this time.

116th St NE Interchange - Tulalip Tribes Lead

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 202.20 - 202.70
Contact: Mark Sawyer, Project Engineer, 425-225-8799
Description: Tulalip Tribes contractor crews are reconstructing the I-5/116th Street Northeast interchange in Marysville.
Project webpage
Work schedule:  No updates at this time.

Snohomish County Projects

No information at this time.

Private Contractors Projects

Patey Plat - 79th Ave NE lane closure for two weeks while installing storm drainage
Sagewood Plat – trucks hauling onto 63XX 83rd Ave

Last updated August 23, 2019