Good things come to those who wait, especially if you are traveling over I-90 Snoqualmie Pass this week

We have all heard the saying, “Good things come to those who wait.” If you plan to travel over I-90 Snoqualmie Pass this week you will be waiting, potentially up to two hours, but as the saying goes that must mean good things are on the way!

Crews have been working very hard this summer to build the brand new eastbound lanes and bridges on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass, which is part of the I-90 project that improves a five-mile section of roadway from Hyak (milepost 55) to the Keechelus Dam vicinity (milepost 60).

Crews will spend the week paving the transitions between the new and old lanes and by Friday, Oct. 21 the new eastbound lanes will be open for your enjoyment!

If the idea of sitting in traffic isn’t want you had in mind this week, avoid the delay by using our travel time graphs (pdf) to find the best times to travel.

Want to see what the wait is all about? Here is an up close look at what is going on behind the scenes during the closure.