Video: I-90/SR 18 improvement project update, Diverging Diamond Interchange savings helps widen SR 18

On Friday, May 19, 2017, the City of Snoqualmie released a YouTube video detailing improvement plans for the congested and dangerous I-90/SR 18 interchange. The design and planning stage of the improvement … [Read more...]

Road improvements coming to North Bend Way & Thrasher Ave, construction to impact area for 4 weeks

Via press release, the City of North Bend said on May 10th Fury Construction began work on road improvements at the intersection of SE North Bend Way and Thrasher Ave NE.  The privately funded work will help … [Read more...]

Fatal accident in North Bend as vehicle leaves I-90, ends up below freeway on Snoqualmie Valley Trail

The Washington State Patrol said around 8:30AM, April 8, 2017, a 73-year old man died when his vehicle traveling on eastbound I-90 near milepost 33 in North Bend drove off the left shoulder and ended up below … [Read more...]

Crews battle car fire at I-90/SR 18 interchange, recently-approved tax funds ‘making a difference’

It only took two months after a November public safety levy passed for the Snoqualmie Fire Department to hire a new firefighter, a position paid for by additional property tax funds approved by that levy. In … [Read more...]

All westbound I-90 lanes reopened near Issaquah after early morning landslide

UPDATE |  February 16, 2017, 3PM Good News! Snoqualmie Valley commuters should have an easier time getting to work (or school, appointments, flights, etc.) tomorrow morning. WSDOT tweeted just before 3PM … [Read more...]

Legislators ‘confident’ funding for I-90/SR 18 interchange work available in 2017

UPDATE |  APRIL 6, 2017 5th District legislators are one step closer to expediting improvements to the the dangerous I-90/SR 18 interchange. Both the house and senate recently put forth their … [Read more...]

Multi Vehicle accident on I-90 near Preston slows Thursday morning commute

Around 8AM, Thursday, January 19, 2017 a multi-vehicle accident had westbound I-90 traffic backed up three miles to the I-90/SR 18 interchange near Snoqualmie. Drivers reported that possibly five vehicles … [Read more...]

Eastbound I-90 scheduled to reopen over Snoqualmie Pass late Thursday afternoon

UPDATE |  JANUARY 19th, 2PM There should be some happy travelers later Thursday afternoon, as WSDOT reported they should have eastbound I-90 at North Bend exit 34 reopened around 4PM. WSDOT says westbound … [Read more...]

Several serious accidents, one fatal, close eastbound 90 near North Bend for hours

UPDATE |  JANUARY 7, 2016, 8:15PM Around 8PM, the Washington State Patrol reopened eastbound I-90 at Truck Town near North Bend after completing multiple accident investigations just east of Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

North Bend snow plows work hard, but face biggest snowfall in five years, one broken plow, no de-icer

As the Snoqualmie Valley experienced its first significant snowfall in almost five years, that 8-14 inches of reported snow (depending on exact location) left some North Bend residents wondering about the … [Read more...]

Busy Holiday Travel Weekend on tap | When to Drive, be prepared for Snow

If you're traveling this holiday weekend, WSDOT says to prepare for traffic headaches - and bring your patience.  If you're driving over Snoqualmie Pass, incoming snow may also increase your travel times this … [Read more...]

Two weekends of SR 18 lane closures over Tiger Mountain planned; safety improvements coming to dark roadway

The Washington State Department of Transportation says work to improve safety on SR 18 on Tiger Mountain starts Friday night, November 4, 2016 with the first of four overnight directional closures on the … [Read more...]

Making the I-90/SR 18 interchange safer while drivers wait a decade for redesign of dangerous area

While it waits for $150 million in funding from 2015 Connecting Washington Transportation Bill, the Washington State Department of Transportation continues to look at ways to improve safety around the often … [Read more...]

Tate Creek Bridge repair work starts, ‘expect delays’

The King County Department of Transportation began work on Monday, October 17, 2016 to repair the Tate Creek Bridge near the Ernies Grove area of Snoqualmie this week. Crews will be conducting the work … [Read more...]

Largest wildlife crossing in country coming soon to Snoqualmie Pass

[Article by Guest Writer, local business owner and North Bend resident, Melissa Grant] What is an animal crossing and why is WSDOT spending a lot of money to install them across I-90 through Snoqualmie … [Read more...]