(HYAK)– Although kids are back in school and summer vacations are wrapping up, construction on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass is still going strong and could cause delays for drivers if planning a trip next week. The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek and westbound at Price Creek for two or more hours starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23 for rock blasting. On Tuesday, Sept. 24 through Thursday, Sept. 26, starting at 6 p.m., drivers need to plan for an hour or more for rock blasting. Drivers are encouraged to use exits before the closure points to access services. On Sunday, Sept. 22 starting at 8 a.m., drivers need to plan for an hour or more of added travel time due to a closure westbound near the Snoqualmie Summit at milepost 52. Maintenance crews will be closing the westbound lanes to remove trees near the roadway.
Maintenance crews will also be making repairs to several bridge decks on I-90 next week, which could cause delays for drivers. On Monday, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., crews will close the right westbound lane near milepost 53. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., crews will close two of the westbound lanes at milepost 50. On Wednesday, Sept. 25 and Thursday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 P.m. each day, crews will close the two right lanes eastbound near milepost 37.