SEATTLE ÔÇô Drivers should plan ahead for this weekÔÇÖs annual closures of I-90 across Lake Washington for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Seafair air shows.
WSDOT will close all lanes of I-90 between I-5 and Island Crest Way several times between Thursday, July 30 and Sunday, Aug. 2.
No stopping or parking is allowed on the floating bridge to create a safer environment for motorists and Blue Angels pilots by reducing distractions to both.
Thursday, July 30: The bridge will be closed from 9:45 a.m. to noon and again from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the Blue Angels' practice sessions. The center roadway will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, July 31: The bridge will be closed from 12:45 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. during the Blue AngelsÔÇÖ practice sessions. The center roadway will be closed from 10:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 1 and Sunday, Aug. 2: Crews will close the bridge from 12:45 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. for the full shows. The center roadway will be closed from 10:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The bridge will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists up to 30 minutes prior to posted closure times.
Express lanes and ramp closures
Northbound I-5 to eastbound I-90 ramp
Southbound I-5 to eastbound I-90 ramp
Southbound and northbound Rainier Avenue ramps
76th Avenue to westbound I-90 (closed up to 30 minutes prior to show or practice)
Island Crest Way to westbound I-90
Eastbound I-90 to West Mercer Way (closed up to 30 minutes prior to show)
East Mercer Way to westbound I-90 (closed up to 30 minutes prior to show)
West Mercer Way to westbound I-90 (up to one hour prior to show or practice)
The exits from westbound I-90 to Island Crest Way and East Mercer Way on Mercer Island will remain open, although drivers should expect heavy congestion.
Drivers who want to get across Lake Washington via I-90 should plan to get to the bridge an hour ahead of the closures. The SR 520 bridge will remain open to vehicle traffic during the I-90 closures. Marine traffic will be delayed.