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I-90 Construction May Impact Travel to CWU Commencement

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) officials warn of potential travel impacts on I-90 for students and their families attending Central Washington University's graduation this weekend. Traffic Jam

Travelers are urged to leave early and avoid impacted areas during peak periods.

There are a number of construction projects taking place on I-90 between North Bend and Cle Elum.

“Over the past few weekends, we have seen delays for drivers heading east on Friday near North Bend due to bridge work and a concrete repair project,” WSDOT spokesperson Meagan Lott said.

On Fridays, eastbound drivers have experienced between four to six miles of back-ups, which start around 11 a.m. and continue until 9 p.m. Families and students heading east on Friday are advised to get an early start to avoid these back-ups.

On Sunday, there may be increased delays and back-ups for those drivers heading westbound between Cle Elum and Easton. Again, the earlier students and their families can leave Sunday morning, the better chance of avoiding traffic.

Visit the WSDOT web site for up-to-date Traffic Alerts.

Media contact: Dawn Alford, public affairs coordinator, 509-963-1484,