Remember a couple weeks ago when it rained so hard (okay,it’s rained hard a LOT lately) and caused a major puddle to form on the freeway near the eastbound Barker Road exit? The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) says temporary lanes constructed as part of the I90 Widening Project were to blame for not allowing the water to drain.

They temporary lanes were put in place to move traffic to one side of the freeway so the could reconstruct the other side of the freeway. Extremely heavy rains brought more water into the area than could drain off the highway, creating puddles that were several inches deep.

They’ve fixed the problem though by adding more asphalt to change the slope of the pavement so it will drain faster. Now if they could just do something about the weather…

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