Drivers who sped through the work zone on Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie Pass should expect to receive a citation in the mailbox this week.
The state Department of Transportation said the first batch of tickets from the automated speed enforcement camera was sent to 169 vehicle owners caught between Sept. 17-21. The citations are $137.
The enforcement camera is relatively new and intended to keep crews safe as they work to expand the highway to six lanes. A roadside sign alerts drivers that an SUV parked near I-90 is monitoring travelers in both directions. Inside the SUV is a camera that captures rear license plate numbers of cars going over the posted 60 mph speed limit.
WSDOT plans to keep operating the speed enforcement camera in that area until construction halts for winter.