Do you use the Hewitt Avenue Trestle often? Is the trestle part of your overall commute? Are you tired and frustrated with the heavy traffic and backups during commute hours or when any blocking issues arise?

The US 2 Trestle Capacity Improvements & Westbound Trestle Replacement study area includes the trestle itself, its connections onto I-5, and the surrounding areas. Taken from the WSDOT website.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) wants your thoughts on how an upcoming improvement project will take shape. WSDOT is conducting an online open house through June 7. Visit the US-2 Trestle Open House webpage for all the details on how you can participate.

The online open house involves completing a User Survey and/or submitting your feedback through the options on their contact page. 

The population in Snohomish County has grown tremendously in recent years, now approaching one million. It was just a few decades ago when the county population in 1990 was around 465,000. Much of the growth has been along the SR 9 corridor and the Hewitt Avenue Trestle is the only direct means to reach Everett and the I-5 corridor.

The original trestle was built in the 1930’s as a two-lane bridge. A second westbound bridge was finished in 1969 and the original trestle now only going eastbound, was succeeded by a replacement in 2001. This upcoming project is focused on replacing the 1969 westbound bridge, all in the effort to support the greater traffic volumes.

Any replacement of the westbound structure is years away. Your feedback will be a critical element in the study being conducted to determine the best course of action including planning, funding and ensuring the waterways and wetlands under the structure have minimal impact.

The study results are expected to go before the Washington Legislature to best determine the funding needed for the westbound trestle replacement.

The online open house has a deadline of Friday, June 7. If you want your input on what is important about this replacement project and how it interconnects with I-5, be a part of the online open house.