South Everett Freeway Station
Washington State Department of Transportation
When it opened in 2008, the $31.2 million South Everett Freeway Station park-and-ride was the first of its kind in Washington State. Atkinson constructed the bus and parking facility, which is located in the median on Interstate 5 just north of 112th Street, SE. Designed to meet the growing demand for park and ride space in the south Everett area, the project features 400 parking spaces.
In addition to constructing new HOV on- and off-ramps, Atkinson crews also extended the northbound HOV lane to just north of the Highway 526 interchange. These changes allow buses, carpools and vanpools to enter and exit the freeway without merging through three lanes of traffic. Additionally, crews widened the 112th Street Bridge where it crosses I-5 from two lanes to five to improve traffic flow and make the area safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.
Atkinson also constructed retaining walls to protect sensitive areas and absorb noise, and built new drainage systems to control freeway runoff.