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What's Happening on I-90 East of Snoqualmie Pass

 

Traffic Impacts for April 18 - 27

Rock blasting closures resume at 7 p.m. on April 28. Rock blasting closures are only Monday through Thursday and typically last an hour. However, depending on the amount of debris that comes down and repairs needed to the highway, closures could last longer.

Friday, April 18

  • Two lanes will be open in both directions until 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 along a three mile section of I-90 east of the summit.
  • In order to avoid delays during peak travel times, drivers are encouraged to plan their trips using our travel graphs.

Saturday, April 19

  • Two lanes westbound will remain open with a single lane eastbound until 9 p.m. Sunday, April 20 along a three mile section of I-90 east of the summit. This is to accomodate heavy weekend traffic.   
  • In order to avoid delays during peak travel times, drivers are encouraged to use our travel graphs to plan their trips.

Sunday, April 20

  • I-90 will be reduced to a single lane in each direction along a three mile section east of the summit starting at 9 p.m. These single lane closures will be 24 hours a day until April 25.
  • In order to avoid delays during peak travel times, drivers are encouraged to plan their trips using our travel graphs.

Monday, April 21

  • Drivers will experience delays due to a single lane closure in each direction 24 hours a day along a three mile section of I-90 east of the summit.
  • In order to avoid delays during peak travel times, drivers are encouraged to plan their trips using our travel graphs.
  • Drivers could experience minor delays due to shoulder and ramp closures at the Oakes Ave Interchange near Cle Elum (milepost 85) and the Thorpe Road Interchange near Ellensburg (milepost 101).
  • The eastbound Indian John Rest Area is closed to travelers until 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24. Drivers will need to watch for signs directing them to the next rest area.

Tuesday, April 22

  • Drivers will experience delays due to a single lane closure in each direction 24 hours a day along a three mile section of I-90 east of the summit.
  • In order to avoid delays during peak travel times, drivers are encouraged to plan their trips using our travel graphs.
  • Drivers could experience minor delays due to shoulder and ramp closures at the Oakes Ave Interchange near Cle Elum (milepost 85) and the Thorpe Road Interchange near Ellensburg (milepost 101).
  • The eastbound Indian John Rest Area is closed to travelers until 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24. Drivers will need to watch for signs directing them to the next rest area. 
     

Wednesday, April 23

  • Drivers will experience delays due to a single lane closure in each direction 24 hours a day along a three mile section of I-90 east of the summit.
  • In order to avoid delays during peak travel times, drivers are encouraged to plan their trips using our travel graphs.
  • Drivers could experience minor delays due to shoulder and ramp closures at the Oakes Ave Interchange near Cle Elum (milepost 85) and the Thorpe Road Interchange near Ellensburg (milepost 101).
  • The eastbound Indian John Rest Area is closed to travelers until 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24. Drivers will need to watch for signs directing them to the next rest area.

Thursday, April 24

  • Drivers will experience delays due to a single lane closure in each direction 24 hours a day along a three mile section of I-90 east of the summit.
  • In order to avoid delays during peak travel times, drivers are encouraged to plan their trips using our travel graphs.
  • Drivers could experience minor delays due to shoulder and ramp closures at the Oakes Ave Interchange near Cle Elum (milepost 85) and the Thorpe Road Interchange near Ellensburg (milepost 101).
  • The eastbound Indian John Rest Area is closed to travelers until 7 p.m. Drivers will need to watch for signs directing them to the next rest area.

Friday, April 25

  • Crews are expected to finish building the detours for the 2014 construction season. I-90 will return to two lanes in each direction.

Saturday, April 26 - Sunday, April 27

  • No traffic impacts anticipated due to construction.


Bicycle Alternate Route: I-90 is closed to bicycles in both directions between the Hyak interchange (Exit 54) and Stampede Pass interchange (exit 62) because there is no shoulder for bicycles to use. Bicyclists can use the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, weather permitting, as an alternate route.

For freight-related restrictions, please visit the Commercial Vehicle Services Road Restrictions Web page:
www.wsdot.wa.gov/commercialVehicle/Restrictions/roadlist.aspx

For more information regarding delays and construction on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass: