Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Snoqualmie Project Called "Succesful Adaptation" by National Magazine

Improvements made to Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass in the past few years have no doubt been an inconvenience to some that got stuck waiting for blasting or other construction activities, but all-in-all, it's being hailed as a success story by the engineering community, and being called "a succesful adaptation" by Roads and Bridges magazine.

The magazine says crews did a great job of phasing the project to be the least disruptive to traffic as possible, found ways around physical barriers such as the mountain looming above the freeway, and took extreme mountain pass weather in stride.

Here's the story if you want to check it out.

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