I-90 - EB E Sunset Way I/C Vic to 436th Ave SE I/C Vic - Pavement Repair

Project news

  • Preston area travelers: From 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 to 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, a single lane of westbound I-90 across the Raging River Bridge will be closed, weather-dependent
  • For updated closure information, check the I-90 construction webpage.
  • Crews are working to repair and replace damaged concrete before grinding the roadway smooth. Until grinding begins, portions of the road could feel bumpy to those traveling through the area.

Why is WSDOT repairing the pavement on eastbound I-90 between Issaquah and North Bend?

The pavement on this 15-mile stretch of eastbound I-90 between Issaquah and North Bend is more than 40 years old. With the approximately 73,000 vehicles using this portion of the major east-west corridor each day, the aging concrete is cracked and in need of repair.

WSDOT contractor crews are repairing the cracked concrete and replacing select concrete panels that are damaged beyond repair. They are also overlaying the eastbound I-90 Winery Road Bridge and westbound I-90 Raging River Bridge with new concrete, along with paving the outside shoulder and 10 off- and on-ramps during this two-year project.

What can drivers expect?

  • Single and double lane closures during the day.
  • Up to three lanes closed overnight.
  • Around-the-clock shoulder closures.
  • Overnight ramp closures.
  • Speed limit reduced to 55 mph.

The End Result

Repairing this section of eastbound I-90 will provide a smoother driving surface and preserve the roadway for decades to come.

Needs & Benefits

Repairing the concrete preserves the highway, reduces emergency repair costs and eliminates cracks and ruts from the freeway which can collect water and reduce traction.

Timeline

  • November 2017: Project was advertised for competitive bidding.
  • March 2018: Project was awarded to Acme Concrete Paving Inc. 
  • May 2018: Construction began.
  • Fall 2019: Construction is scheduled to be complete.

Funding

Financial Data for PIN 109060F
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $15,867
CWA $0
Total $15,867

Contact

Nicole Daniels
WSDOT Communications
206-440-4479
nicole.daniels@wsdot.wa.gov