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More rock blasting continues next week on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass


July 18, 2011

HYAK – A new week brings more rock blasting on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass. Drivers will need to once again plan for an hour of added travel time.

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) on Monday, July 18, Tuesday, July 19, Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21, 7 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day.

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. This project is scheduled to be complete in 2017.

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


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