We repaved about five miles of US 2 between Monroe and Sultan. We also installed centerline and shoulder rumble strips, and new pavement markings.
This section of pavement of US 2 showed signs of deterioration and cracking from years of use. Vehicles and harsh weather conditions have caused wear and tear on the roadway. Repaving will end costly temporary repairs and ensure that the highway will last well into the future. Drivers are enjoying a smoother and safer ride now that the work is complete.
This section of US 2 was originally scheduled to be repaved in 2013. In 2007 we recommended accelerating the schedule because the pavement was showing signs of deterioration and structural deficiency. However, due to projected revenue shortfalls, the project was not included in the Governor’s final budget proposal.
Recent harsh weather conditions have caused further pavement deterioration and the roadway now requires extensive and costly repair. The funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will allow us to repave the highway now, ending costly temporary repairs and providing drivers with a smoother and safer ride.
New pavement will provide a smoother, safer road surface. Updated striping will improve visibility for drivers.
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Repaving the roadway helps eliminate costly temporary repairs and will extend the lifespan of the highway.
Partnerships & Cooperation
February 2009 - We began designing this project. April 13, 2009 - We advertised the project for competitive bidding. May 7, 2009 - We awarded the project to Lakeside Industries, Inc. June 1, 2009 - We began construction. September 2009 - We completed all major work on the project. Drivers can expect some overnight closures for minor work through the end of the year.
This project is funded by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
- Total federal funding - $2 million
- Pre-existing funds - $100,000
- Total funding available - $2.1 million
For more information about other projects funded by the stimulus package, please visit our Economic Recovery and Reinvestment page
WSDOT Project Engineer
12277 134th Court NE, Suite 200
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: (425) 814-7104
Meghan Soptich Pembroke
15700 Dayton Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: (206) 440-4704
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