Monday, October 17, 2016

I90 Snoqualmie Pass Work Wrapping Up

One of the busiest construction seasons on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass is wrapping up for winter. Rock blasting closures are done for the season, a new section of roadway opened recently to traffic, and roadside work zones will be cleared by mid-November. 

Also, earlier this summer, one of two new avalanche bridges opened to traffic and the westbound wildlife overcrossing started taking shape. Since April, the Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews also replaced about 4 miles of deteriorating sections of roadway between the Easton and Cle Elum areas and another 15-mile section in Ellensburg, finished painting the Vantage Bridge, replaced a section of damaged bridge deck at the Stampede Pass Interchange and installed new electronic message boards and traffic cameras near Ellensburg.


Some minor finishing work remains.  Drivers could still experience some minor delays due to lane closures and rolling slowdowns at the top of the pass as well as lane closures near Cle Elum and Ellensburg.

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