Various road improvements to cause summer travel delays on I-90
SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. - Drivers can expect delays on Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie Pass due to various road projects over the spring and summer of 2018.
Construction is set to start next week on I-90, according to a news update from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).
Crews with WSDOT will work on several improvements including the construction of new lanes and bridges, structure repair and fixing cracks in the pavement between North Bend and Ellensburg.
WSDOT's regional administrator Todd Trepanier said construction is not as extensive as it has been in previous years, but still recommends that drivers plan ahead in case of any lane closures.
Crews have already resumed work for the I-90 Snoqulamie Pass East project as of April. Once this project is complete, WSDOT leaders said the roads from Hyak to Keechelus Dam, and Keechelus Dam to the Stampede Pass interchange will be wider, safer and more reliable for drivers.
The project also includes the first wildlife crossing to be built over I-90.
Work for this project is scheduled to be complete by fall of 2018, according to WSDOT.
Leaders are also informing drivers of pavement work in the eastbound lanes between North Bend and the Snoqualmie Pass summit during the month of May, 2018. Detours will be in place, causing some delays for drivers.
Multiple interchanges are also planned to be repaved.
Those planning to travel at I-90 are advised to check the the WSDOT website prior to heading out.