CLE ELUM – Although today marks the first official day of fall, the weather on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass can change rapidly, which can impact construction.

In order to get the westbound lanes paved near Cle Elum before bad weather sets in, the Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will work through the weekend. This work requires the westbound lanes to be reduced to a single for about six miles from the Elk Heights area to the Indian John Rest Area on Sunday, Sept. 25.
WSDOT anticipates backups to start right around 10 a.m. and continue into the evening. Seahawks fans heading to the game in Seattle, will need to be through this area before 10 a.m. in order to make it in time for kick-off at 1:05 p.m.

Drivers are encouraged to consider taking alternate routes via SR 10, US 97 or SR 970 in order to avoid major delays.

WSDOT provides a variety of tools to help plan your trip over Snoqualmie Pass:

·       Sign up for email updates.
·       Visit the Snoqualmie Mountain Pass Web page for real-time travel information and to view traffic cameras.
·       Check the weekly Construction Updates and Traffic pages for region-wide updates.
·       Tune into the Highway Advisory Radio at 1610 AM and 530 AM.
·       Follow us on Twitter @snoqualmiepass.
·       Call the I-90 construction hotline at 888-535-0738 or 511.