I-90 - EB E Sunset Way I/C Vic to 436th Ave SE I/C Vic - Pavement Repair

Project news

  • From 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, to 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, the right lane of eastbound I-90 across the Winery Road Bridge will be closed. The speed limit will also be reduced to 55 mph.
  • Crews are working to repair and replace damaged concrete before grinding the roadway smooth. Until grinding begins, portions of the road could feel bumpy to those traveling through the area.
  • To learn more about the project, read the latest news release.
  • For updated closure information, check the King County construction webpage.

Why is WSDOT repairing the pavement on eastbound I-90 between Issaquah and North Bend?

The pavement on the 15-mile section of eastbound I-90 between Issaquah and North Bend is more than 40 years old. With the approximately 73,000 vehicles using this portion of the major east-west corridor each day, the aging concrete is cracked and in need of repair.

WSDOT contractor crews are repairing the cracked concrete and replacing select concrete panels that are damaged beyond repair. Crews are also paving the outside shoulder and 10 on- and off-ramps during the two-year project.

Crews will also overlay the eastbound I-90 Winery Road and westbound Raging River bridges with new concrete.

What can drivers expect?

  • Single and double lane closures during the day.
  • Up to three lanes closed overnight.
  • Around-the-clock shoulder closures.
  • Overnight ramp closures.
  • Speed limit reduced to 55 mph.

The End Result

Repairing this section of eastbound I-90 will provide a smoother driving surface and preserve the roadway for decades to come.

Needs & Benefits

Repairing the concrete preserves the highway, reduces emergency repair costs and eliminates cracks and ruts from the freeway which can collect water and reduce traction.

Timeline

  • November 2017: Project was advertised for competitive bidding.
  • March 2018: Project was awarded to Acme Concrete Paving Inc. 
  • May 2018: Construction began.
  • Fall 2019: Construction is scheduled to be complete.

Funding

The estimated project cost is $21.71 million from local, state, federal and pre-existing funds.

Contact

Nicole Daniels
WSDOT Communications
206-440-4479
nicole.daniels@wsdot.wa.gov