US 2 Traffic Safety Corridor - Corridor milestones

  • 1997 – Two separate collisions at US 2 and Fern Bluff Road took the lives of three members of the Sultan community, spurring formation of the US 2 Safety Coalition.
  • 2003-2006 – US 2 Safety Coalition secures funding to create a Route Development Plan.
  • 2006 – Consolidated driveways and added curbing to improve safety and reduce conflict points.
  • Oct. 8, 2007 – Governor Christine Gregoire announces the Washington Traffic Safety Commission has designated US 2 a Traffic Safety Corridor.
  • November 2007 – The US 2 Route Development Plan is finalized and published.
  • March 8, 2007 – New traffic safety corridor signs are unveiled at River Park in Sultan.
  • March 25, 2008 - Public kick-off of US 2 safety improvements in Monroe.
  • May-August 2008  – Forty miles of rumble strips installed on US 2 between Monroe and Stevens Pass.
  • May 27, 2009 – First electronic collision sign unveiled on eastbound US 2 near Monroe.

A large photo of the unveiling of the new electronic counting collisions sign on eastbound US 2 near Monroe, Washington.

  • Aug. 4, 2009 – Second electronic collision sign unveiled on westbound US 2 east of Gold Bar.

A large photo of the second counting collisions sign on westbound US 2 near Gold Bar, Washington.

  • June–August 2010 – Two-way left turn lanes added east of Monroe, left turn lanes extended in Gold Bar, left turn lanes added in Sultan and Skykomish.
  • December 2011 – New interchange at US 2 and SR 522 opens to traffic.
  • April 2012 – Construction begins on new roundabout at Rice Road in Sultan. 

A large photo showing the mounds of dirt being excavated and moved for construction of the Rice Road roundabout on US 2 near Sultan, Washington.

  • June 2012 – New roundabout at Rice Road opens to traffic.

A large photo of the completed Rice Road roundabout on US 2 near Sultan, Washington.

  • July 2012 – Construction begins on new overpass at Bickford Avenue in Snohomish.
  • September 2013 – The new Bickford Avenue overpass opens to traffic.

A large photo of dignitaries and WSDOT engineers preparing to cut the ribbon for the opening of the new Bickford Avenue overpass on US 2 near Snohomish, Washington.