Closures to begin earlier on Snoqualmie Pass

Shorter autumn days, mean construction closures on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass will now begin a half-hour earlier. Drivers traveling over the pass should plan ahead to avoid the closures or be prepared to wait until the pass reopens.


Beginning Monday, Oct. 1 until Thursday, Oct. 4, the Washington State Department of Transportation will close Snoqualmie Pass from Hyak (milepost 54) to the Price Creek Sno-Park (milepost 61) daily from 6 to 7 p.m. Due to the increased fire danger, crews will not be blasting, but plan to use the closure to haul rock from the slopes above the highway. The work must be done during daylight hours for the safety of the crew and drivers in the area.


Drivers may experience some daytime delays Monday through Friday on I-90 between Snoqualmie Pass and Cle Elum as heavy construction equipment will be entering and exiting the highway.


Speed-enforcement cameras continue to monitor speeds through the 5-mile work zone on I-90. Drivers traveling above the posted speed limit of 60 mph could face a $137 fine.


Before heading out the door, drivers should take advantage of WSDOT’s online travel tools:


· Visit the What’s Happening on I-90 Web page for up-to-date information on construction projects, traffic impacts, travel graphs and to sign up for email updates

· Go to the Snoqualmie Mountain Pass Web page for real-time travel information and to view traffic cameras

· Check the weekly Construction Updates Web page and Traffic Web page for region-wide updates

· Tune into the Highway Advisory Radio at 1610 AM and 530 AM

· Follow us on Twitter @snoqualmiepass

· Call the I-90 construction hotline at 888-535-0738 or 511


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