EASTON – Drivers planning a trip over Snoqualmie Pass this weekend will need to plan for at least an hour of added travel time from Easton (milepost 70) to the Cle Elum area (milepost 80). To avoid longer delays drivers should consider leaving early in the morning or later in the evening.
Construction crews will have lanes closed and traffic shifted away from the work zone to repair and replace the right concrete lane of eastbound I-90.
To accommodate the significant increase of traffic on weekends, both lanes of eastbound I-90 and one westbound lane will be open on Friday. And on Sunday, both lanes of westbound I-90 and one eastbound lane will be open. Drivers should expect longer than an hour of delay in the single lane direction over the weekend.
Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead for their trip with the following resources:
· What’s Happening on I-90
· Travel Alerts
· Highway Advisory Radio at 1610 AM and 530 AM
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and ICON Materials are continuing to work on the I-90 Lake Easton to Big Creek project that will extend the life of the roadway and provide a smoother ride for nearly 10 miles of eastbound I-90 by replacing deteriorating concrete panels and asphalt shoulders.