Reconnecting waterways where our roads act as barriers is a priority for the state. In western Washington, that means building hundreds of fish passable structures under state highways to create habitat essential for meeting fish recovery goals. Beginning in 2024, WSDOT will build multiple structures that may include new bridges on I-90 and local roads near Issaquah to restore natural stream conditions in Lewis, West Village Park and Schneider creeks and Unnamed Tributaries to Tibbetts Creek.
What to expect
I-90 travelers and users of local roads can expect:
- Long-term lane reductions in both directions of I-90
- Detours around closed on- and off-ramps and surface streets
This project is being combined into a single contract with other fish passage projects on SR 900. Because of the multiple locations, we can’t say at this time when work will occur at the I-90 sites. Work could begin as early as spring 2024. We anticipate construction at these locations could take two to three years each.