I-5 to the Port of Everett: Freight Mobility Study
This study will identify options for improving freight mobility between I-5 and the Port of Everett. Work may include intersection improvements and changes to roadway configuration. The City of Everett is evaluating designs based on efficiency, safety, economic development and environmental justice.
The first phase of the project was completed in 2017. Phase 1 included intersection improvements at 41st Street and Rucker Avenue, which addressed an increase in Port of Everett freight trips that began after the I-5/41st Street Interchange opened in 2008. Phase 2 will further improve freight mobility and safety and reduce the amount of northbound pass-through traffic on the Rucker corridor.
The Rucker Renewal project, completed in July 2020, helped define the portion of Rucker Avenue north of Pacific Avenue as downtown core residential. The alternatives identified by this study will encourage heavier vehicles to use a defined freight corridor.