Snoqualmie Pass summer travel will be delayed due to construction projects across I-90

CLE ELUM, Wash. — Just in time for summer travel through Snoqualmie Pass, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is launching a series of projects along I-90 to improve the infrastructure of these critical roadways.

The seven projects spanning a 75-mile corridor between North Bend and Ellensburg will primarily occur during the weekdays as WSDOT crews anticipate increased traffic during the weekends. Lane closures are the most commonly anticipated cause of traffic delays across the region.

Snoqualmie Pass summer travel will be delayed due to construction projects along I-90

Traffic on I-90 in Easton due to utility projects (Image credit: Snoqualmie Pass, Twitter)

WSDOT outlined the following schedule and specifications of each anticipated construction project through Snoqualmie Pass:

  • Cabin Creek to Easton Phase 3 – Rebuild roadway, bridges & add lanes
    • Timeline: Summer 2022 to Fall 2028
    • Anticipate single-lane closures on weekdays and weeknights
    • The project aims to widen I-90 for smoother and safer travel
    • Rock blasting is planned for August and September 2022
  • I-90 S. Cle Elum Rd Bridges – Repair Bridge Decks
    • Timeline: Summer 2022 to Fall 2023
    • Single-lane closures will be implemented at night as crews install a detour bridge
  •  I-90 West Easton to Renslow Vicinity – Bridge Deck Repair
    • Timeline: Summer 2022 to Fall 2022
    • Daytime delays and nighttime lane closures for bridge deck repairs from Easton to Kittitas
  •   I-90 Oakes Ave Interchange to Yakima River Bridge – Replace Concrete Panels
    • Timeline: Summer 2022 to Fall 2022
    • Single lane closures will be implemented on weekdays and weeknights to repair concrete panels along the roadway.
    • Most of this work will occur overnight.
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Construction starts this summer through multiple construction areas from North Bend to Ellensburg (Image via WSDOT)

WSDOT officials also outlined work on S.R. 970 near Cle Elum and guardrail replacement across the 75-mile stretch from North Bend to Ellensburg in an attempt to improve safety features on the roadway.

For more information, you can visit the Department of Transportation’s website here.

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