Take the surprise out of your trip east of Snoqualmie Pass; know before you go

HYAK – Start planning your trip over Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass now! Several major road improvement projects will delay drivers this year as the Washington State Department of Transportation improves sections of roadway across a 50-mile stretch of I-90.

WSDOT and contractor crews will start work in the next several weeks on a number of projects that will add lanes, build bridges, repave bridge decks and repair cracked sections of pavement.

Several locations east of Snoqualmie Pass will have single-lane closures and rolling slowdowns this summer, which will add to travel time. During construction, drivers need to add at least an hour to their east-west trips, especially if trying to catch a flight or make a time-sensitive appointment.

“It’s going to be a very busy construction season on I-90 and drivers need to believe us when we say, ‘plan ahead,’” said Don Whitehouse, WSDOT regional administrator. “We’re letting you know now so you can take the surprise out of your trip and plan accordingly.”


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