SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington State Department of Transportation has advised a warning for those traveling on I-90 during the Labor Day holiday weekend due to increased amounts of travel and construction projects along the interstate.
The highest anticipated times for traffic congestion from North Bend to Cle Elum on September 1, 2017 are in Eastbound lanes from noon until 8 p.m.
The highest anticipated times traffic congestion from Cle Elum to north Bend is at its peak in westbound lanes on Labor day, September 4, at 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
With peak congestion times in mind, WSDOT officials recommend travelers begin their trips early in the day or late at night.
Travel alerts and conditions are updated on the WSDOT website.
WSDOT officials said they usually try to pick up most construction work zones on holiday weekends but that is not possible for some of the construction on I-90. Crews are currently working on parts of the roadway near Snoqualmie Pass. Because this area is a bridge deck, WSDOT said there is no way to stop this project until it is complete. There are detours in place.
As a last note in their release, WSDOT officials said other mountain passes, like US 2, are expected to be congested during peak travel times as well.