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I-90 SeaFair Closures Released: WSDOT

The Blue Angels are in town for SeaFair, and so WSDOT will close I-90 for practice and for the main air shows this week.

MERCER ISLAND, WA – Like a pod of orcas or a flock of Canadian geese, the Blue Angels are making their annual return the Seattle area for SeaFair this week. That means WSDOT will be shutting down I-90 for the main SeaFair events and practice sessions.

The weekend closures shouldn’t be too bad, but there is one weekday closure on Thursday. The closures will affect the stretch of I-90 between Mt. Baker in Seattle and Island Crest Way on Mercer Island. Here’s the full schedule from

WSDOT:

  • Thursday, Aug. 3: 9:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.; 1- 2:40 p.m. (practices)
  • Friday, Aug. 4: 12:55 – 2:40 p.m. (Seafair Air Show)
  • Saturday, Aug. 5: 12:55 – 2:40 p.m. (Seafair Air Show)
  • Sunday, Aug. 6: 12:55 – 2:40 p.m. (Seafair Air Show)

Here’s the list of I-90 ramps set to close:

  • West Mercer Way to westbound I-90 (up to 60 minutes beforehand)
  • East Mercer Way to westbound I-90 (up to 60 minutes beforehand)
  • Eastbound I-90 to West Mercer Way (up to 30 minutes beforehand)
  • 76th Avenue to westbound I-90 (up to 30 minutes beforehand)
  • Island Crest Way to westbound I-90 (up to 30 minutes beforehand)
  • 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
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