Drivers should plan extra travel time across Snoqualmie Pass - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Drivers should plan extra travel time across Snoqualmie Pass

EASTON, Wash. -  As WSDOT and crews race to finish replacing the deteriorating right-hand concrete lane of I-90 between Easton (milepost 70) and Nelson Siding Road (milepost 74) by Memorial Day weekend, motorists should continue to plan for some added travel time during weekday commutes across I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass. Motorists should plan for up to an hour added travel time when traveling westbound on Friday afternoon and eastbound on Sunday afternoon.

Motorists will encounter the following traffic impacts for the I-90 Lake Easton to Bullfrog project between Easton (milepost 70) and Nelson Siding Road (milepost 74):

  • From Monday, May 10, to Thursday, May 13, crews will restrict I-90 to one lane in each direction.
  • To accommodate weekend traffic volumes, crews will open two lanes in the eastbound direction of I-90, with one lane open in the westbound direction from 9 a.m. Friday, May 14, to 9 a.m. Sunday, May 16.
  • On Sunday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., crews will open two lanes in the westbound direction of I-90, with one lane open in the eastbound direction.
  • Westbound on- and off-ramps of Exit 71 (Easton) are closed until June 15. The eastbound on-ramp at Exit 70 (Sparks Road) is temporarily open to traffic.

 Width restrictions:

  • Loads exceeding 12 feet wide are prohibited on east and westbound I-90 from mileposts 70 to 74 until June 15, with the following exceptions: Eastbound loads up to 14 feet wide will be allowed each night from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning. Westbound loads up to 14 feet wide will be allowed nightly Monday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.

 Lane restrictions also continue this week on the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East – Hyak to Keechelus Dam project. Motorists will encounter the following traffic impacts on I-90 between Hyak (milepost 55) and the snowshed (milepost 58):

  • From Monday, May 10, to Thursday, May 13, crews will restrict I-90 to one lane in each direction during daylight and nighttime hours.

 What drivers can do:

  • Plan for added travel time, maintain the posted speed limit, and pay attention to signs
  • Visit the What's Happening on I-90 Web page for up-to-date information on construction projects, traffic impacts, travel graphs, and to sign up for e-mail updates
  • Check the weekly Construction Updates Web page and Traffic Web page for region-wide updates, and tune into the Highway Advisory Radio at 1610 AM and 530 AM
  • Follow WSDOT on Twitter
  • Call the I-90 construction hotline at 888-535-0738 or 5-1-1

 

WSDOT keeps people, businesses and the economy moving by operating and improving the state's transportation systems. To learn more about what we're doing, go to www.wsdot.wa.gov/news for pictures, videos, news and blogs. Real time traffic information is available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic or by dialing 5-1-1

 

 

 

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