Blue Angels show to close I-90 again today

Blue Angels show to close I-90 again today

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Blue Angels show to close I-90 again today

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 5 at 2:44 PM

The Interstate 90 floating bridge over Lake Washington will close for nearly 2 hours on both days this weekend as the Navy's Blue Angels perform their aerial routine over Lake Washington.

The bridge will close at the same time on Saturday and Sunday, from 12:45 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

The Washington State Department of Transportation said it will also close certain I-90 and I-5 ramps 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to the bridge closings. Drivers who need to cross Lake Washington should plan to do so at least one hour before the closures or use an alternate route, such as Interstate 405 or State Route 522.

A list of the ramp closures:

Northbound I-5 to eastbound I-90 ramp (closed up to 30 minutes prior to show)

Southbound I-5 to eastbound I-90 ramp (closed up to 30 minutes prior to show)

Southbound and northbound Rainier Avenue ramps (closed up to 30 minutes prior to show )

76th Ave. to westbound I-90 (closed up to 30 minutes prior to show)

Island Crest Way to westbound I-90 (closed up to 30 minutes prior to show)

Eastbound I-90 to West Mercer Way (closed up to 30 minutes prior to show)

East Mercer Way to westbound I-90 (closed up one hour prior to show)

West Mercer Way to westbound I-90 (up to one hour prior to show )

For drivers who opt for the 520 bridge but who lack a Good to Go pass, WSDOT said a short-term Good to Go account can be set up within 72 hours of using the 520 bridge. It will save drivers 50 cents per trip. So if a driver crosses 520 today, he or she could set up the account tomorrow (or up to 72 hours later) and it would apply to today's crossing. (More information.)

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