Traffic expected to be slow over Snoqualmie Pass

Traffic expected to be slow over Snoqualmie Pass

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NEWS RELEASE -- In preparation for major width and lane restrictions starting April 12, contractor crews will reduce Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass to a single lane in each direction 24 hours a day next week.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close a lane in each direction from 9 p.m. Sunday, April 6 through 9 a.m. Friday, April 11 between Hyak (milepost 54) and the Price Creek vicinity (milepost 61). Drivers need to plan for added travel time.

Drivers will also experience minor delays Monday through Friday due to shoulder and ramp closures at the Oakes Ave Interchange near Cle Elum (milepost 85) and the Thorpe Road Interchange near Ellensburg (milepost 101). The westbound Indian John Rest Area will close to travelers at 6 a.m. Monday, April 7 until 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10. Drivers will need to watch for signs directing them to the next rest area.

It’s going to be a very busy construction season and drivers need 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, 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 and Traffic pages 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.