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Photo by David M. Rosen, SlickPix Photography

Photo by David M. Rosen, SlickPix Photography

SEATTLE — With those familiar Blue Angles practicing in the sky above Seattle today, so too come the road closures.

The Interstate 90 Bridge will be closed to drivers, walkers and cyclists from 12:15 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. for the Blue Angels on Saturday and Sunday.

WSDOT will close I-90 from Interstate 5 in Seattle to Island Crest Way on Mercer Island during practice flights and performances fom Thursday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug 3.

Certain I-90 and I-5 ramps will also close 30 minutes to one hour before flight times. 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.

The closures are required by FAA to ensure safety and minimize distractions for drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and the Blue Angels pilots, the WSDOT said.

Here is a complete list of closures for the weekend:

I-90 closure schedule

  • Saturday, Aug. 2: 12:15 to 2:40 p.m. (Seafair airshow)
  • Sunday, Aug. 3: 12:15 to 2:40 p.m. (Seafair airshow)

Ramp closures

  • Both directions of I-5 to eastbound I-90 ramp (closed up to 30 minutes prior to practice or show)
  • Rainier Avenue ramps to eastbound I-90 (closed up to 30 minutes prior to practice or show)
  • 76th Avenue to westbound I-90 (closed up to 30 minutes prior to practice or show)
  • Island Crest Way to westbound I-90 (closed up to 30 minutes prior to practice or show)
  • Eastbound I-90 to West Mercer Way (closed up to 30 minutes prior to practice or show)
  • East Mercer Way to westbound I-90 (closed up one hour prior to practice or show)

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

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