HYAK – Crews are trying to get as many highway improvements done on I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass before the snow falls. Drivers need to plan for added travel time next week due to rock blasting and single lane closures on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass.
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and contractor crews will close I-90 in both directions from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to the Price Creek Sno Park (milepost 61) for rock blasting Monday, Oct. 3, through Thursday, Oct. 6, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. each night. Due to the uncertain nature of rock blasting, the blasting closures could last longer and are subject to frequent schedule changes.
Drivers will also run into delays near Easton due to lane closures in both directions Friday, Sept. 30, though the start of winter. Mondays typically have higher traffic volumes, so plan for an hour of added travel time.
For a complete list of travel impacts, visit the What’s Happening on I-90 Web page.
Drivers can use the following tools to better plan trips across the pass:
· 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