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Rock blasting, possible long closure of Snoqualmie Pass next week
Rock blasting closures on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass start at a later time next week with the potential of a longer blasted planned for Wednesday, May 14.
The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close I-90 at 7:30 p.m. for about an hour each night Monday, May 12, Tuesday, May 13 and Thursday, May 15. The blast closure planned at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 could last longer than an hour due the location of the blast, which could bring down large amounts of debris. During rock blasting closures, eastbound drivers will be stopped at Gold Creek (milepost 56) and westbound drivers will be stopped at Price Creek (milepost 61).
Drivers will also experience minor delays during the day due to intermittent rolling slowdowns on Saturday, May 10 as well as Monday, May 12 through Friday, May 16.
Drivers may also experience delays due to ramp closures in both directions at the Yellowstone Trail Road interchange and the Hyak interchange on I-90.
With a very busy construction season, drivers should to use the following resources to help plan their trips over I-90:
- Visit the What’s Happening on I-90 Web page for up-to-date information on construction projects and traffic impacts 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 and Traffic pages for region-wide updates.
- Tune into the Highway Advisory Radio at 1610 AM and 530 AM.
- Follow on Twitter @snoqualmiepass.
- Call the I-90 construction hotline at 888-535-0738 or 511.