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

Project news

Overview

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.

Beginning in spring 2018, contractor crews will repair and replace broken concrete panels, grind the top layer of pavement in all lanes to eliminate ruts and repave the outside shoulder, along with 10 off- and on-ramps. They will also overlay the eastbound I-90 Winery Road Bridge and westbound I-90 Raging River Bridge with new concrete. This two-year project is scheduled to be complete in fall 2019.

What should travelers expect?

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

Needs & benefits

  • Safety: Eliminating ruts limits the opportunity for water to collect on the roadway, which can reduce traction for drivers.
  • Preservation/Economic: Replacing broken concrete panels, grinding to eliminate ruts and repaving ramps improves the driving surface and preserves the roadway for decades to come. This work also reduces the need for costly emergency repairs.

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

The total estimated project cost is $21.7 million.

    Contact

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