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Category: Interstate 90

July
17th

ALL CLEAR: I-90 closed east of Snoqualmie Pass summit for rock blasting

UPDATE: The rock blasting is finished and the road is open in both directions, according to WSDOT.

INITIAL POST: Rock blasting has closed Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation about 8 p.m.

Westbound traffic is stopped by Price Creek at milepost 61, and eastbound traffic is stalled by Hyak at milepost 54.

WSDOT won’t know when the road will reopen until after the blasting is finished, but recommends travelers add an extra hour to their trips.

May
30th

ALL CLEAR: Stretch of I-90 closed for rock blasting

UPDATE as of 8:23 p.m. All lanes are now open.

INITIAL POST: Drivers heading through Snoqualmie Pass should expect an hour delay tonight since a stretch of Interstate 90 is closed for rock blasting.

State Department of Transportation workers closed both directions at 7:30 p.m. An estimated opening time is unknown.

Eastbound traffic is stopped at milepost 54 near Kyak and westbound traffic is stopped at milepost 61 near Price Creek.

May
22nd

ALL CLEAR: I-90 in Snoqualmie Pass closed for rock blasting

A section of Interstate 90 in Snoqualmie Pass is closed for rock blasting, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The closure is from milepost 54 near Hyak to milepost 61 at Price Creek. Eastbound traffic is stopped near Hyak and westbound traffic is stopped near Price Creek.

The work began at 7:30 p.m. An estimate for when I-90 will reopen was not available.

UPDATE as of 8:24 p.m. Both directions of I-90 have reopened.

April
9th

Travel advisory: Lane restrictions this week on I-90

Just a heads up to drivers …

Construction crews will be paring down a stretch of Interstate 90 to a single lane in both directions this week.

The work, scheduled to run today through Friday, impacts I-90 between Easton and Cle Elum. Crews will be finish replacing deteriorating sections of the roadway and the shoulders in both directions.

DOT advises drivers to plan a little extra time for their trips on I-90.

April
3rd

Lane on eastbound I-90 near snowshed closed due to slide

The left lane of eastbound Interstate 90 at milepost 58 is blocked due to a natural slide, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Crews have closed the lane for cleanup and to assess avalanche danger. The closure occurred near the snowshed at 5:35 p.m.

Traffic is getting through in the right lane. The left lane is estimated to reopen at 7:30 p.m.

April
2nd

Construction resumes on I-90 in Snoqualmie Pass

As the weather warms back up, crews are restarting construction on Interstate 90 in Snoqualmie Pass, which means drivers should expect delays and closures through the summer.

Work resumed today on a $19 million project to replace deteriorating sections of concrete roadway and asphalt shoulders on both directions of I-90 between Cle Elum and Easton.

There will be daytime lane restrictions before Memorial Day and after Labor Day, according to the state Department of Transportation. Nighttime closures will occur from June to early September.

Construction is scheduled to wrap up by fall.

“It’s going to be one of the busiest

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March
26th

CLEARED: Westbound I-90 to close at midnight for snow removal

Crews will be closing part of Snoqualmie Pass at midnight to remove snow from the roadway, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The closure is on westbound Interstate 90 at milepost 52.

Snow must be moved from the right shoulder to the left shoulder embankment.

The road should reopen about 2 a.m., WSDOT reports.