HYAK, wASH. - If you have a time-sensitive appointment or flight to catch, start planning your trip over Interstate 90 Snoqualmie Pass now. The extended rock blasting closure planned for next week could keep the pass closed for two or more hours.
The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews plan to close I-90 in both directions starting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to Easton (milepost 70). A reopening time depends on the amount of time it takes to remove boulders and large pieces of debris. Crews will also evaluate and repair any damage to the highway. Drivers need to plan for two or more extra hours of travel time.
The rock blasting closures scheduled for Monday, June 3, Tuesday, June, 4 and Thursday, June 6, are scheduled for an hour from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to the Price Creek Sno-Park (milepost 61).
Drivers will not only experience delays due to rock blasting closures next week, but construction-related activities from the top of Snoqualmie Summit to Ellensburg. Starting Monday through Friday, drivers will experience delays associated with rolling slowdowns, daytime and nighttime single-lane closures and work on ramps near Cabin Creek Road and Tinkham Road.
It's going to be a very busy construction season. Drivers need to plan their trips now in order to take the surprise out of running into delays or temporary closures. WSDOT provides a variety of tools to help plan your trip over I-90 this summer:
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