Blue Angels show to shut down I-90

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Expect another I-90 closure in Seattle Sunday as the Blue Angels fly the skies over Lake Washington for the Seafair Air Show.

During their first performance Saturday, the Navy jets raced across the water, performing dizzying barrel rolls and flying upside-down. The performance will temporarily close the I-90 floating bridge for two hours, from 12:55pm - 2:40pm


Westbound I-90 will close at Island Crest Way on Mercer Island. Access to eastbound I-90 will close at I-5 in Seattle.

In addition, several I-90 and I-5 ramps will also close between 30 minutes to an hour before each practice and show time. 

Drivers who need to cross Lake Washington are advised to do so at least one hour before the closures or use an alternate route, such as Interstate 405, State Route 520 or SR 522.

Mercer Island ramp closures

•    West Mercer Way to westbound I-90 (up to 60 minutes before each practice and show) 

•    East Mercer Way to westbound I-90 (up to 60 minutes before each practice and show) 

•    Eastbound I-90 to West Mercer Way (up to 30 minutes before each practice and show) 

•    76th Avenue to westbound I-90 (up to 30 minutes before each practice and show) 

•    Island Crest Way to westbound I-90 (up to 30 before each practice and show)


Seattle ramps to close up to 30 minutes prior to each practice and show:

•    Northbound I-5 to eastbound I-90 

•    Southbound I-5 to eastbound I-90 

•    Northbound Rainier Avenue South to eastbound I-90 

•    Southbound Rainier Avenue South to eastbound I-90
 

Pedestrian access to I-90

The bridge highrises will remain accessible to pedestrians and cyclists. However, no one on foot or bike can travel beyond the highrises starting 30 minutes prior to posted bridge closure times.


To see a list of Seafair events, click here.

 

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