I-90 - Snoqualmie Pass East - Cabin Creek Interchange to West Easton Interchange (Phase 3)

Project news

Why is WSDOT improving safety and reliability on I-90?

Phase 3 is part of a 15-mile corridor improvement project to improve safety and reliability and reduce congestion along I-90 from Hyak to the Easton vicinity. 

On an average day, 28,000 vehicles travel over Snoqualmie Pass and traffic numbers double on weekends and holidays. Traffic volumes are expected to increase 2.1 percent every year, reaching an average of over 41,000 vehicles per day by 2030.

This phase includes six miles of improvements between the Cabin Creek Interchange to the West Easton Interchange.  

The end result

WSDOT will continue to increase capacity and improve safety by:

  • Adding a new lane in each direction
  • Replacing concrete pavement
  • Stabilizing rock slopes
  • Building wildlife crossings
  • Straightening the roadway 
  • Adding new chain-up area

Needs & benefits

  • Safety. WSDOT will improve the driving surface on I-90 by replacing the concrete pavement, straightening the roadway, and adding truck climbing lanes.
  • Congestion Relief. WSDOT will increase capacity by 50 percent in each direction to accommodate projected traffic volumes for the next 20 years by adding a lane in each direction.
  • Environmental. WSDOT will minimize impacts to the environment and improve movement of wildlife.

Timeline

Summer 2021 - construction begins
Fall 2025 - scheduled completion

Funding

Financial Data for PIN 509093A
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $0
CWA $128,347
Total $128,347

Contacts

Andrew Byrd
Project Engineer
509-577-1631

Meagan Lott
Communications
509-577-1618

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