Seafair: Bridge Closures starting this Thursday


I always enjoy Seafair Weekend, the rush of the F18’s (There is NOTHING like it when they are passing over your head, the energy rush it leaves behind) and the excitement of the Hydro-planes!!!

And with that comes the Bridge Closures too…

So with that being said, I thought it might be of interest to have the Bridge Closure information, as well as pertinent websites, so you can make an informed decision as you navigate the area:

2012 – I-90 Seafair and Blue Angels Closures

The annual Seafair festival begins when the pirates land the first week of July and ends with the Blue Angels flying over Lake Washington in a spectacular display of aeronautics. The Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) role is to make sure drivers and pilots are safe during the annual event.

The Federal Aviation Administration requires WSDOT to close Interstate 90 while the Blue Angels perform for the safety of both drivers and pilots.

Which roads and ramps will be closed?

Interstate 90 will be closed to all vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, eastbound and westbound, mainline and express lanes, between Interstate 5 in Seattle to Island Crest Way on Mercer Island:

  • Thursday, Aug. 2:  9:45 a.m. – noon & 1:15 – 2:30 p.m., (Practice)
  • Friday, Aug. 3:  12:45 p.m. – 2:40 p.m., (Practice)
  • Saturday, Aug. 4:  12:45 p.m. – 2:40 p.m., (Full show)
  • Sunday, Aug. 5:  12:45 p.m. – 2:40 p.m., (Full show)

Boeing Field will be closed to private pilots during the Blue Angels performances. For information about specific closure times:

Here’s where can I get more information:

Have a SAFE and FUN weekend

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