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Larger rock blast scheduled for tonight on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass


August 23, 2011

HYAK – Crews are blasting larger amounts of rock closer to Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass tonight. Depending on the amount of material that comes down from the blast, it may take crews longer to clear debris, which could result in a closure longer than one hour.

At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 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).

If drivers are traveling over I-90 tonight, they should plan to give themselves more than an hour to get to their destination.

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. The project is scheduled to be complete in fall 2017.

· Visit the What’s Happening on I-90 Web page for up-to-date information on construction projects, traffic impacts, and travel graphs and to sign up for e-mail updates.

· Visit the Snoqualmie Mountain Pass and Travel Alerts websites for real-time travel information.


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