SPOKANE, Wash. — The Washington State Department of Transportation said drivers traveling across Interstate 90 will need to anticipate increased travel time if driving through Snoqualmie Pass or Vantage.

WSDOT will close I-90 near Cle Ellum every night between August 15 and August 17 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for rock blasting. WSDOT officials said eastbound traffic will stop near Gold Creek and westbound will stop near Cabin Creek.

WSDOT anticipates drivers will still experience delays and slowdowns Tuesday through Thursday in North Bend, the summit of Snoqualmie Pass and through Cle Elum as crews repair bridge decks and traffic lanes.

Another project causing delays is expected to cause delays f you drive near Vantage. WSDOT and contractor crews said they are starting work on August 14 to replace several sections of guardrail burnt in a recent fire. This construction will reduce I-90 to a single lane in both directions as the Interstate crosses over the Columbia River. To accommodate weekend traffic, two eastbound lanes will reopen on Fridays and two westbound lanes will reopen on Sundays. WSDOT said this project is expected to be finished by the end of August.