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September 10, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Snoqualmie Pass, speed cameras and you

Washington State Department of Transportation

If you speed in the construction zones on I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass, be ready for a camera to snap your picture and to be ticketed.

Starting next Monday, an automated speed-enforcement camera will be set up to try to slow you down and make things safer up there, says the state Department of Transportation.

Drivers will see signs warning “Speed limit photo enforced” along the five-mile work zone on I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass from Hyak to Keechelus Dam, where a new, six-lane highway is being built.

A small SUV equipped with the automated camera will be parked near the highway to check your speed both eastbound and westbound. If you’re driving over the speed limit, the camera will capture your rear license plate. You could face a fine of $137.

The state says the project isn’t meant to rack up the number of speeding tickets but to slow you down in construction zones.

The Legislature gave state Transportation Department the OK to put up automated speed-enforcement cameras in construction zones as a pilot program that ends next summer.

The Transportation Department website has more details.

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