Labor Day Travel – Let’s Be Careful Out There
A news release from he Washington State Department of Transportation says contractor crews are scheduled to conduct the first controlled rock blast on Wednesday night, Sept. 9.
For the safety of the traveling public, crews will temporarily close the eastbound lanes near Price Creek, milepost 63 and the westbound lanes near Easton, milepost 70 at 6:30 p.m. The closure will last up to an hour. After crews blast, they will remove debris from the roadway and shoulders, inspect the slopes for stability and safety, and reopen all lanes of I-90.
Rock blasting is part of the next phase of the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East project to widen a six-mile stretch of highway from four to six lanes and improve reliability and safety between the Cabin Creek interchange and the West Easton interchange. This multi-year project is funded by the 2015 Connecting Washington funding package and is scheduled to be complete in 2025.
Visit the What’s Happening on I-90 Web page for up-to-date information on construction projects, traffic impacts.
Visit the Snoqualmie Mountain Pass Web page for real-time travel information and to view traffic cameras.