Rock blasting is part of the $551 million I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East – Hyak to Keechelus Dam project to widen a five-mile stretch of the highway from four to six lanes and improve reliability and safety. This multi-year project is funded by the 2005 gas tax and is scheduled to be complete in 2017.
If you’re headed to the west side of the state toward the end of the week, be aware that crews will be blasting again on the pass. I-90 will be closed both directions from Hyak (milepost 54) to the Price Creek Sno-Park (milepost 61) from 7-8 p.m., Thursday, May 10. This work is weather dependent and is subject to change.