Crews Blasting Better I-90 Over Snoqualmie Pass - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Crews Blasting Better I-90 Over Snoqualmie Pass

HYAK, Wash. (AP) - Two more years of blasting remain on a $570 million project to improve Interstate 90 across Snoqualmie Pass.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports it's one of the Transportation Department's largest road projects.

Crews are removing more than 1 million tons of rock and building six new bridges along a three-mile stretch east of the summit.

When completed, I-90 will have six new lanes, a snowshed across the entire freeway and a longer area for drivers to remove tire chains.

The main east-west highway across Washington carries 27,000 vehicles on a weekday and many more on weekends and holidays.
  

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