City expects to start Broadway Bridge work in January
EVERETT - The city’s Broadway Bridge replacement project is on track to start work in January, meaning drivers should start thinking about new routes to take to get around the closure.
The project will close the bridge for one year, and drivers will be rerouted on to downtown streets.
City officials finished negotiations with Burlington Northern Santa Fe earlier this month. The Everett City Council is scheduled to approve the agreement in November.
The bridge replacement is badly needed, as the 100-year-old bridge has cracks underneath.
City officials worked with Burlington over the past three years to come to an agreement. The city has to work with the railroad because the bridge goes over Burlington tracks.
A large number of drivers use Broadway to bypass Interstate 5 to get to and from Marysville. Those drivers will be directed to stay on I-5 to reduce congestion downtown.