Single Lane Closures For Snoqualmie Pass

HYAK – Drivers planning trips over Snoqualmie Pass next week need to plan for added travel due to single lane closures and nightly rock blasting closures.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close Interstate 90 for rock blasting at 8 p.m. each night for about an hour Monday, July 28 through Thursday, July 31. Westbound traffic will be stopped at Gold Creek (milepost 56) and eastbound traffic will be stopped at Price Creek (milepost 61).

Intermittent rolling slowdowns are planned Monday through Friday during day about four miles east of the Snoqualmie Pass Summit (milepost 56) around Keechelus Lake (milepost 61).

Daytime and nighttime lane closures in both directions could cause delays for drivers between Denny Creek (milepost 47) and the Price Creek vicinity (milepost 62 to 65) Monday through Friday. Intermittent ramp closures at the Cabin Creek and Stampede Pass interchanges will occur nightly from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.

WSDOT Traffic Advisory - July 25, 2014

Month-Long Westbound SR 8 Lane Closure Scheduled For Spill Clean-Up

SUMMIT LAKE – On Saturday, July 26, crews will reduce westbound SR 8 to one lane between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to restripe the road in preparation for a long-term lane closure that will begin Monday morning, July 28.

Starting Monday and continuing through late August, westbound State Route 8 will be reduced to one lane around the clock between mileposts 17.5 and 19 near the Summit Lake Grocery for continued clean-up activities following a fuel spill earlier this month.

The remaining open lane on westbound SR 8 will be narrowed to 11 feet with two-foot shoulders, and moved toward the highway median to make room for the clean-up.

Other restrictions will also be in place. They include:

  • The westbound SR 8 exit to Summit Lake Grocery will be closed for construction access during daytime hours. Westbound motorists can access Summit Lake Grocery by turning right at the next exit.
  • Bicyclists will be escorted through the workzone each Monday through Friday between sunrise and sunset. Outside of those hours, bicyclists are advised to use alternate routes.
  • Truckers hauling cargo over 14 feet wide will not be allowed through the workzone and will be detoured onto US 101. They are advised that a chip-seal operation is occurring along the detour route that may cause additional delays.

Traffic backups are expected to be minimal on westbound SR 8, however motorists are advised to drive through the area carefully and give themselves a few extra minutes to reach their destinations.

On July 10, a collision resulted in a spill of approximately 3,700 gallons of fuel onto the roadway shoulder and ditch. To date, crews specializing in hazardous material clean-ups have removed approximately 2,000 gallons of the spilled fuel. To access the remaining fuel, they will remove the asphalt from the closed lane, excavate and remove the contaminated soil, and rebuild the lane.

The intention of the Washington State Department of Transportation is to recuperate costs to the agency from the responsible party resulting from this incident.

WSDOT Traffic Advisory - July 25, 2014

I-5 And US 101 Ramps Close Next Week For Paving

TUMWATER – Several short-term ramp closures are scheduled next week while crews repave the two right southbound lanes of Interstate 5. In addition to closing lanes on southbound I-5, crews will close the following ramps.

At 10 p.m. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, July 27, 28 and 29, crews will close the:
•    northbound US 101 on-ramp to southbound Interstate 5; and
•    southbound I-5 exit to 2nd Avenue Southwest.

At 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 29, 30 and 31, crews will close the:
•    southbound I-5 exit to Trosper Road Southwest; and
•    Trosper Road Southwest on-ramp to southbound I-5.

A signed detour will be provided for the US 101 ramp closure to I-5. Detours will not be provided for the other ramp closures and motorists will need to use alternate routes.

All ramps will reopen at 6 a.m. each following morning.

WSDOT Traffic Advisory - July 25, 2014

NMSD Special Meeting July 25

A special School Board meeting has been scheduled on July 25th at 8:30 AM to consider acceptance of the recommended bid for high school construction.