HYAK – A break in winter weather will allow crews to install more lane markings on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass this week.
On Tuesday, Dec. 6, Wednesday, Dec. 7, and possibly Thursday, Dec. 8, during daylight hours, the Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will install reflective, recessed lane markings on eastbound I-90 between Hyak (milepost 55) and the snowshed (milepost 58). Drivers may experience minor delays.
During the winter the painted stripes over the pass fade due to wear from snowplows, trucks with chains, and vehicles with studded tires. The reflective lane markings will be inset into the concrete to protect them from wear and provide better visibility between the lanes.
Drivers can use the following tools to better plan trips across the pass:
· Visit the Snoqualmie Mountain Pass Web page for real-time travel information and to view traffic cameras.
· Tune into the Highway Advisory Radio at 1610 AM and 530 AM
· Follow WSDOT on Twitter
· Call the I-90 construction hotline at 888-535-0738 or 511