Crews will close 1 lane each direction on I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass starting Sunday

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Starting Sunday evening until Friday morning, the two lanes each direction of Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass will be reduced to one, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

 

The six-day closure will begin Sunday at 9 p.m. until Friday at 7 p.m. as crews prepare to open a brand new section of the highway.

 

"It's going to be really important for drivers to listen to us when we say 'plan for added travel time,'" said Will Smith, WSDOT project engineer. "This closure is going to be inconvenient and we all need to work together in order to get through it. Good things are worth waiting for, and this is definitely a good thing."

 

The work is weather dependent and rain is forecasted for all next week, which may push the closure into the weekend.

 

The closure is part of the $551 million I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East – Hyak to Keechelus Dam project that’s widening a five-mile stretch of the highway from four to six lanes, and improving reliability and safety. The project is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2017.

 

For more information on the closure, click here: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/whatshappening.