EASTON – Drivers traveling on Interstate 90 will be happy to know that crews will have two lanes open in both directions east of Snoqualmie Pass in time for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and contractor crews will open two lane in each direction from Easton (milepost 70) to the Cle Elum area (milepost 80) on Friday, May 27 at approximately 9 a.m. Drivers may experience minor delays due to a concrete barrier dividing the two westbound lanes west of the weigh station.
Although it may be smooth sailing through the I-90 Lake Easton to Big Creek Panel Replacement project (Big Creek project), drivers still need to plan for added travel time due to significantly higher traffic volumes during Memorial Day weekend.
Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead for their trip with the following resources:
· View our Memorial Day weekend travel graphs
· Check our What’s Happening on I-90 Web page
· Click on our Travel Alerts Web page
· Tune into Highway Advisory Radio at 1610 AM and 530 AM
· Follow us on Twitter
After Labor Day weekend, WSDOT and contractor crews will resume 24-hour lane closures on the Big Creek project to repair and replace the right eastbound lane of I-90 near Easton. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, crews may work in the project area, but lane restrictions will typically only occur at night. This project is scheduled to be complete fall 2012.