Pass is wrapping up for winter. Rock blasting closures are done for the
season, a new section of roadway opened recently to traffic, and roadside work zones will be cleared by mid-November.
Also, earlier this summer, one of two new avalanche bridges opened to
traffic and the westbound wildlife overcrossing started taking shape. Since April, the Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor
crews also replaced about 4 miles of deteriorating sections of roadway between
the Easton and Cle Elum areas and another 15-mile section in Ellensburg,
finished painting the Vantage Bridge, replaced a section of damaged bridge deck
at the Stampede Pass Interchange and installed new electronic message boards
and traffic cameras near Ellensburg.
finishing work remains. Drivers could still experience some minor delays
due to lane closures and rolling slowdowns at the top of the pass as well as
lane closures near Cle Elum and Ellensburg.