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Work on I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass wrapping up for the year

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Oct. 22, 2012 at 10:17 am with No Comments »
October 22, 2012 10:17 am

A few last road closures are scheduled on Interstate 90 this week as crews wrap up construction for the season.

Snoqualmie Pass will shut down from 5-6 p.m. tonight and Tuesday while state Department of Transportation workers remove loose rock from the roadway.

Officials say that should be it now that the wider westbound lanes between Hyak and Rocky Run Creek opened Friday.

The work zone should be completely gone by next month, WSDOT reports.

It was part of a $551 million project to widen a five-mile stretch of the highway from four to six lanes.

The first three miles from Hyak to the Keechelus Lake snowshed should be finished next fall. The last two miles from the snowshed to the Keechelus Dam is scheduled to be done in 2017.

Here are some fun facts about the project, dating back to April: crews have poured more than 35 miles of concrete, moved enough material to fill 21,000 dump trucks and closed the pass 29 times for rock blasting.

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