HYAK – Drivers traveling on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass need to plan for an hour of added travel time between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. next week as crews continue rock blasting operations.
“We moved the rock blasting closure times because the days are getting longer and we want to try and minimize impacts to traffic while still having enough light to blast rock and clear debris,” said Will Smith, WSDOT project engineer.”
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and contractor crews will close I-90 in both directions from Hyak (milepost 54) to the Price Creek Sno Park (milepost 61) on Monday, June 20 through Thursday, June 23, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Rock blasting is part of the $551 million I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East – Hyak to Keechelus Dam project to widen a five-mile stretch of the highway from four to six lanes and improve reliability and safety.
Drivers can use the following tools to better plan trips across the pass:
· Visit the What’s Happening on I-90 Web page for up-to-date information on construction projects, traffic impacts, travel graphs and to sign up for e-mail updates
· Visit the Snoqualmie Mountain Pass Web page for real-time travel information and to view traffic cameras.
· Check the weekly Construction Updates Web page and Traffic Web page for region-wide updates
· Tune into the Highway Advisory Radio at 1610 AM and 530 AM
· Follow WSDOT on Twitter
· Call the I-90 construction hotline at 888-535-0738 or 511