Workers are preparing to close single-lanes of westbound Interstate 90 between Issaquah and North Bend to repair the highway across the Raging River Bridge.
The Washington State Department of Transportation advises locals who use westbound I-90 to get between North Bend and Preston should plan for additional delays throughout the first two weeks of October.
WSDOT hired contractor crews who will close a single lane of westbound I-90 across the Raging River Bridge, located just east of the Preston/Fall City off-ramp, or exit 22. These around-the-clock closures will give them room to repair the roadway approaching the bridge, creating a smoother ride for drivers WSDOT said in a press release.
WSDOT work crews will close I-90 for the second-half of repair work two days after the first six days of repair work.
The closure will begin at 8 p.m. on Oct. 7 and run through 5 a.m. Oct. 12. Crews will close the right lane of westbound I-90 and the two open lanes will be shifted to the left. The speed limit will also be reduced to 55 mph.
All of this weather-dependent work is part of a $21.7 million project to rehabilitate I-90 between Issaquah and North Bend.
Drivers can get real-time information on their phone with the WSDOT traffic app, following the WSDOT traffic Twitter feed and by checking the I-90 construction webpage.