South Everett Freeway Station
The South Everett Freeway Station project was funded by Sound Transit and managed by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). Atkinson also worked closely with key stakeholders like the City of Everett, Snohomish County, and Everett Transit. Atkinson built a new park and ride facility within the median of I-5 north of 112th Street SE in Everett—the first park and ride of its kind in Washington State. The new facility provides 389 parking stalls, passenger platforms, shelters, and landscaping. The project provides direct access ramps for transit and HOV vehicles to the northbound and southbound lanes of I-5, which results in time savings for commuters. Work also included the construction of two Silver Lake Creek Wetponds.
Working in partnership with the City of Everett, crews reconstructed 112th Street SE to provide access to the park and ride and improve mobility for the local community. This included demolishing the existing bridges and building two new five-lane bridges—one over northbound and one over southbound I-5. Atkinson also widened the street to five lanes and added new 6-foot-wide sidewalks and 5-foot-wide bicycle lanes in each direction.
The new bridges over I-5 were built during two nighttime full closures of I-5—one direction at a time. The first included setting eight 60 to 90-foot-long girders—weighing 25-38 tons each—over northbound I-5 in just six hours. The second included setting five 116-foot-long girders over southbound I-5 and five 61-foot-long girders over a portion of the median—again in just six hours.
Other work included installing water and stormwater systems, utilities relocation, a precast noise wall, HMA paving, PCCP paving, cast-in-place pedestrian and traffic barriers, beam guardrail, illumination and signal systems, ITS, permanent signing, and landscaping. Atkinson also constructed retaining walls and a precast noise wall to protect sensitive areas and absorb noise.