#SnoCoSqueeze work for this coming weekend has been rescheduled due to the weather forecast. Expect work scheduled for Friday, Feb. 26 to Monday, Feb. 29 to now begin Friday, March 4.
We've all seen what a broken expansion joint can do to a commute: miles of backup, huge delays and plenty of stress and frustration.
We have aging expansion joints all over our highways, especially on I-5, and as funding becomes available, we're working on getting them replaced. Snohomish County, your time has come.
We are in the process of replacing 41 expansion joints on I-5 between Everett and Marysville, and that work really picks up steam this month. There will be eight weekends of reduced lanes starting the night of Feb. 26. That means that in most cases, from 9:30 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday for eight weekends, drivers will need to plan their trips around some potentially heavy traffic.
Even after the old joint is chipped out and the new one placed, the concrete needs a full 12 hours to cure after it's laid out.
This work is vital for the future health of our highway as well as the safety of those who travel on it. Our crews will work as quickly and safely as they can, and we appreciate your help as we complete this major project.