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Interstate 90 East - King County East

Interstate 90 east
Interstate 90 travels between Cougar Hills and Lake Sammamish through to the partial-cloverleaf interchange with West Lake Sammamish Parkway (Exit 13). The freeway enters the City of Issaquah along this stretch. Photo taken 08/31/06.
West Lake Sammamish Parkway winds northward along the shores of Lake Sammamish from Exit 13 to Vasa Park, Rosemont Beach and Marymoor Park at Redmond. The parkway was Washington 901 between Issaquah and Redmond Way (former Washington 908) originally.5 Photo taken 08/31/06.
Exit 13 partitions into separate ramps: the first ramp exits to Lakemont Boulevard SE southwest to Cougar Hills and Coal Creek and SE Newport Way along side Interstate 90 east to Goodes Corner. The second ramp loops to Lake Sammamish Parkway SE north to Vasa Park and east toward Greenwood Point and Lake Sammamish State Park. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Washington 900 (17th Avenue NW) begins at Exit 15 of Interstate 90 in Issaquah and arcs 16.20 miles west to Renton. Photo taken 08/31/06.
The western hills of West Tiger Mountain and Grand Ridge of the Cascade Mountain Range appear along Interstate 90 east from Issaquah. Washington 900 represents the first of three interchanges for the city center area. Photos taken 08/31/06.
Interstate 90 east expands to five overall lanes ahead of the Exit 15 partial-cloverleaf interchange with Washington 900 (17th Avenue NW). Photo taken 08/31/06.
Exit 15 comprises a two-lane off-ramp to Washington 900 (17th Avenue NW) west around Cougar Mountain to Coalfield and Renton and 17th Avenue NW north to NW Sammamish Road / SE 56th Street at Lake Sammamish State Park. Photo taken 08/31/06.

East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE (Washington 901 in 19924) and Front Street come together near the Issaquah city center at Exit 17. Exit 18 provides access into the city center via Sunset Way west from Highlands Drive. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Eastbound Interstate 90 at the Exit 17 diamond interchange with East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE north and Front Street south. East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE winds northward along the east shore of Lake Sammamish through the City of Sammamish to junction Washington 202 at Redmond. Front Street becomes Issaquah Hobert Road south to junction Washington 18 at Hobart. Photo taken 08/31/06.
East Sunset Way stems east from Front Street to become Highlands Drive at Exit 18 of Interstate 90. Photo taken 08/31/06.
A flyover ramp shuttles drivers from Interstate 90 east onto Highlands Drive east into the Issaquah Highlands master planned community. Photo taken 08/31/06.
A second flyover ramp connects Interstate 90 west with Sunset Way and Highlands Drive. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Climbing eastward along Interstate 90 toward High Point (Exit 20) between Grand Ridge and West Tiger Mountain. Photo taken 08/31/06.
SE High Point Way begins just south of the Exit 20 diamond interchange at the High Point Trailhead and leads east along side Interstate 90 from High Point to Preston. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Interstate 90 parallels Issaquah Creek south of Mitchell Hill through to the Exit 22 diamond interchange with SE 82nd Street at Preston. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Exit 22 departs Interstate 90 east for SE 82nd Street, a connector to SE High Point Way to the east and SE Preston Way to the west. Preston-Fall City Road SE winds northeast along the Raging River to junction Washington 202 near Washington 203 at Fall City. Photo taken 08/31/06.
White-box reassurance shield for Interstate 90 east posted at Preston. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Washington 18 and SE Snoqualmie Parkway come together at Interstate 90 (Exit 25) just outside the Snoqualmie city limits. Washington 18 concludes the 28.41-mile drive from Federal Way at the diamond interchange. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Exit 25 departs Interstate 90 east for Washington 18 west and Snoqualmie Parkway north. Snoqualmie Parkway arcs northeast to the Snoqualmie Ridge master-planned community and Washington 202 (Railroad Avenue SE) north of the city center and west of Snoqualmie Falls. Washington 18 meanwhile angles southwest to Maple Valley, Covington, and Auburn. Much of Washington 18 is a freeway with the exception of the stretch between Interstate 90 and Hobart. A WSDOT project entails widening that final stretch to four-lanes and adding high speed ramps between the state route and Interstate highway. Once completed as a full freeway between Interstates 5 and 90, it is possible the designation of Interstate 605 will be applied to the route. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Interstate 90 continues by Echo Lake and Rattlesnake Mountain to a half-diamond interchange with Winery Road and North Bend Way. North Bend Way represents the historic alignment of U.S. 10 east through North Bend. Photo taken 08/31/06.
North Bend Way winds eastward from Exit 27 to Meadowbrook Way and 384th Avenue south of Snoqualmie and southeast from there to the North Bend city center. U.S. 10 was truncated from Seattle east to Spokane in 1969. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Washington 202 (Bendigo Boulevard) begins in one mile at the Exit 31 diamond interchange. The state route tallies 30.55 miles from North Bend west to Redmond and Woodinville, ending at Washington 522 near Interstate 405. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Interstate 90 lowers from the Rattlesnake Mountain hill side to Exit 31 with Washington 202 (Bendigo Boulevard) west. Bendigo Boulevard travels northeast from a suburban area southwest of Exit 31 to the North Bend city center and northwest to Snoqualmie. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Meeting the freeway next is 436th Avenue SE at Tanner (Exit 32). Use Exit 32 for the North Bend Ranger Station, Iron Horse State Park / John Wayne Trail. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Eastbound at the Exit 32 diamond interchange of Interstate 90 east. 436th Avenue SE travels north to North Bend Way (Old U.S. 10) and south to become Cedar Falls Road SE en route to Rattlesnake Lake. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Entering Sallal Prairie east of Tanner, Interstate 90 next meets 468th Avenue SE at Exit 34. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Continuing over the Cascade Range, Interstate 90 travels 76 miles to Ellensburg. Easton, next community of interest, is a 36-mile drive from North Bend. Photo taken 08/31/06.
468th Avenue travels north-south between Edgewick Road and SE Middle Fork Road / SE 140th Street east of North Bend. The road serves the Ragnar community and Twin Falls State Park south of Interstate 90 (Exit 34). Photo taken 08/31/06.
Interstate 90 turns southward at Grouse Ridge and parallels the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River north of Mount Washington. Photos taken 08/31/06.
One mile west of the Exit 38 half-diamond interchange with SE Homestead Valley Road (old U.S. 10) on Interstate 90 west. Photos taken 08/31/06.
Multiple crossings of the South Fork Snoqualmie River lie along Interstate 90 west of Snoqualmie Pass. Photo taken 08/31/06.
SE Grouse Ridge Road spurs north from Interstate 90 and SE Homestead Valley Road to the State Patrol Fire Training Academy. Old U.S. 10 (Homestead Valley Road) travels through Olallie State Park to the half-diamond interchange of Interstate 90 west. Photos taken 08/31/06.
Eastbound reassurance marker of Interstate 90 posted after the return ramp from SE Homestead Valley Road near Garcia. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Mount Defiance and Bandera Mountain come into view along Interstate 90 after the fifth crossing of the South Fork Snoqualmie River. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Interstate 90 enters Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The following three interchanges serve recreational points of interest ranging associated with the forest. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Tinkham Road stems east from Interstate 90 at Exit 42 to McClellan Butte Trail and the Tinkham Campground. The former alignment of U.S. 10 travels south of the South Fork Snoqualmie River through to Exit 47. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Green-box sign for Interstate 90 east posted after the Tinkham Road diamond interchange (Exit 42). Photo taken 08/31/06.
National Forest Road 9030 connects Interstate 90 east with a landing strip to the south and N.F. 9031 on the hillside of Bandara Mountain to the north. N.F. 9030 leads to the Talapus Lake Trailhead while N.F. 9031 ends at the Ira Spring Trailhead. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Interstate 90 continues upwards seven miles to the Snoqualmie Pass area and its associated recreation attractions. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Exit 45 consists of a diamond interchange south of Bandera Mountain in an area otherwise inaccessible by any other road besides Interstate 90. Humpback Mountain rises to the southeast. Photo taken 08/31/06.
One mile west of the Exit 47 diamond interchange with Asahel Curtis Road. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Eastbound mileage sign posted 25 miles west of Easton and 62 miles out from Ellensburg near Granite Mountain on Interstate 90 east. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Aforementioned Tinkham Road (National Forest Road 55) ties into Asahel Curtis Road south of Exit 47 at N.F. 5590. Variable message signs posted along Interstate 90 eastbound advise motorists of inclement weather at Snoqualmie Pass. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Exit 47 departs Interstate 90 east for Asahel Curtis Road. N.F. 58 (Denny Creek Road) east from N.F. 9035 leads drivers to the Asahel Curtis picnic site and Denny Creek Campground. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Interstate 90 encircles the Snoqualmie Summit Ski Area from Asahel Curtis to Hyak over the next seven miles. Three interchanges provide access to the various recreational areas. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Variable speed limit sign boards are posted periodically along Interstate 90 in both directions across the Cascade Mountain Range near Snoqualmie Pass. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Curving northward, the carriageways of Interstate 90 separate with the South Fork Snoqualmie River flowing in between. Snoqualmie Summit shadows the freeway from the north. Photos taken 08/31/06.
Interstate 90 eastbound expands to four lanes with the added truck climbing lane. Westbound travels a three-lane viaduct along the side of Denny Mountain. Photos taken 08/31/06.
Continuing the ascent toward Snoqualmie Pass, Interstate 90 passes by Franklin Falls and nears the half-diamond interchange with Washington 906 east and National Forest Road 58 west. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Exits 52 and 53 depart in quick procession for the Snoqualmie Pass summit area and associated ski facilities. Washington 906 follows old U.S. 10 between Exits 52 and 54, traveling a distance of 2.65 miles. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Guye Peak appears in this scene of Interstate 90 east near the West Snoqualmie Summit. Photo taken 08/31/06.
National Forest Road 58 travels west from Washington 906, between the carriageways of Interstate 90, to Franklin Falls. Washington 906 travels west of the freeway through the Snoqualmie Pass community to Hyak near Keechelus Lake. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Interstate 90 loses the fourth eastbound lane at the Exit 53 diamond interchange with East Summit Road. Photo taken 08/31/06.
Crossing Snoqualmie Pass (elevation 3,022 feet) along Interstate 90 east at the Kittitas County line. WSDOT provides road and weather conditions for Interstate 90 at the pass on this web page. Photo taken 08/31/06.



Sources:

  1. Washington State Route 901 @ Wikipedia.org.
Photo Credits:
2006-08-31 by AARoads and Chris Kalina

Page Updated 11-04-2010.

 
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