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Good news for drivers, no rock blasting tonight on Snoqualmie Pass

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Good news for drivers, no rock blasting tonight on Snoqualmie Pass

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May 15, 2012

(Hyak, WA) Drivers traveling over Snoqualmie Pass will be pleased to know that rock blasting scheduled for tonight, is cancelled. However, drivers should plan for an hour of added travel time tomorrow night because blasting is still a go.

Crews will combine the small blast planned for tonight, with tomorrow night’s blast. The Washington State Department of Transportation and will close I-90 in both directions from Hyak (milepost 54) to the Price Creek Sno Park (milepost 61) on Wednesday, May 16 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Rock blasting is part of the $551 million I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East – Hyak to Keechelus Dam project to widen a five-mile stretch of the highway from four to six lanes and improve reliability and safety. This multi-year project is funded by the 2005 gas tax and is scheduled to be complete in 2017.

Drivers can use the following tools to better plan trips across I-90 this summer:

  • NEW! Watch an animated video of construction impacts.
  • 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[email protected]
  • Call the I-90 construction hotline at 888-535-0738 or 511

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