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I-90 Roadwork May Impact Travel to CWU Commencement

Authorities from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) warn of Traffic Backuppotential travel impacts on I-90 for students and their families attending Central Washington University’s graduation this weekend.

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

Construction projects taking place on I-90 between North Bend and the summit of Snoqualmie Pass will begin on June 6.

“We will have a detour going into place starting this Wednesday that will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until August so we can finish making repairs to bridge decks in the westbound lanes,” said WSDOT communications Meagan Lott.

Eastbound and westbound drivers may experience backups during peak periods, which start around 11 a.m. and continue until 9 p.m. Families and students heading east on Friday or Saturday 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 the summit of Snoqualmie Pass to the Denny Creek area. Again, the earlier students and their families can leave Sunday morning the better chance of evading traffic.

View up-to-date traffic alerts on the WSDOT website

Media contact: Dawn Alford, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1484,