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One-hour closures planned for rock blasting next week on Snoqualmie Pass
If you’re traveling on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass next week, plan to go before the one-hour rock blasting closure or wait it out.
The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews are closing the pass from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, through Thursday, Oct. 11, from Hyak (milepost 54) to the Price Creek Sno-Park (milepost 61).
Drivers should also plan for added travel time Monday through Friday due to increased construction activity and rolling slowdowns. Exit 54 westbound is currently open, but drivers should anticipate temporary closures of the ramp throughout the week.
Just a reminder that the automated speed-enforcement cameras is monitoring speeds through the five-mile work zone on I-90. Drivers traveling over the posted speed of 60 mph could be issued a $137 fine.
Here are some tools to help drivers plan their trips:
- 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
- Visit 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