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Rock blasting cancelled tonight on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass


September 21, 2011

HYAK – Drivers planning to travel over Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass won’t have to worry about getting stuck in a rock blasting closure tonight.

The blast planned for Wednesday, Sept. 21, was going to be such a small blast that the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and contractor crews were able to combine the blast planned for tonight with last night’s blast to minimize the inconvenience to I-90 travelers.

Crews still plan to close I-90 in both directions from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to the Price Creek Sno Park (milepost 61) on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 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. 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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