I-90 Construction at Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

Construction Backup at Snoqualmie Pass

Construction delays when I-90 temporarily closed for blasting.

Travelers crossing Washington State’s Snoqualmie Pass during weekdays may find a section of the highway on the east side of the pass closed due to blasting in a construction zone.

Twice I found the section closed between the hours of 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Had I been 15 minutes earlier when this photo of westbound traffic was taken, I would have avoided the backup and arrived in Seattle 45 minutes earlier.

But it was a pleasant day and the backup provided a chance to stretch the legs, relax and enjoy the respite from driving. This westbound scene is about one half mile from the south end of Keechelus Lake and about four miles east of Snoqualmie Pass summit. GPS coordinates: N 47, 19.4264; W 121, 19.5852.

Travelers unfamiliar with Snoqualmie Pass might like to know that it is a popular year-round destination offering skiing, cross-country skiing and tubing in the winter, and hiking, backpacking and climbing during the summer. For more about the Pass and its many recreational opportunities, check out our web site at Snowqualmie Pass.