People traveling on State Route 526 overnight Sunday, Sept. 10, including those heading to Seattle Paine Field International Airport in Everett, should plan for a nighttime closure of the westbound SR 526 off-ramp to Airport Road.
Beginning at 11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, through 4:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, people will not be able to use the off-ramp from westbound SR 526 to Airport Road. A signed detour will be available around the closure, but people should plan for extra travel time, especially if they are headed to the airport.
This is part of a project to strengthen four bridges along SR 526 in Everett to better withstand a major earthquake. During the closure, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will change pavement markings, reducing the off-ramp to a single lane.
After the lane reduction on the ramp, people still will be able to turn left at Airport Road or continue straight to the on-ramp back onto westbound SR 526. The off-ramp will remain in this configuration until work to strengthen the support structures on the west side of the SR 526 bridge over Airport Road finishes later this fall.