HYAK – As summer days start getting shorter, crews will be closing Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass for rock blasting at 6:30 p.m.
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and contractor crews have been closing the highway at 7 p.m., but because of shorter days and the safety of our construction crews and the traveling public, both directions of I-90 will close from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 through Thursday, Sept. 22, from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to the Price Creek Sno Park (milepost 61).
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