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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Plan for Traffic Congestion This Summer During Pavement Construction on Interstate 90

Washington State Department of Transportation has begun a two-year summer project on Interstate 90 between Issaquah and North Bend to repair cracked and damaged concrete. Commuters should plan for delays, especially during high-traffic times.

Significant Impact to North Bend: WSDOT’s Northwest Region (operating out of Shoreline) will be providing concrete bridge panel replacements and pavement overlays for I-90 eastbound and westbound between Issaquah and North Bend beginning mid-May through October 2018. Expect significant travel delays, as at times the number of travel lanes will decrease from three and four travel lanes down to two lanes.

Very Significant Impact to North Bend: WSDOT’s Southcentral Region (operating out of Union Gap) will also be providing concrete bridge panel replacements and pavement overlays for I-90 eastbound and westbound between North Bend and Snoqualmie Pass beginning mid-May through October 2018.

Travel lanes will be frequently reduced to two travel lanes. 2018 traffic conditions will likely resemble 2017 traffic conditions. Expect very significant travel delays because this corridor lacks bypass routes. Stevens Pass and Chinook Pass are the nearest available. On several occasions, the number of travel lanes will be reduced to one lane in each direction. WSDOT will try to plan these occurrences with their contractor at night as much as possible. North Bend will try to provide several days warning on when this may happen.

This will be a difficult summer for travel due to I-90 needed maintenance and upgrades between Issaquah and Snoqualmie Pass.

For more information, please visit the WSDOT construction page at I-90 closure details.
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