BLUE ANGELS: No I-90 closures this year

(August 2018 photo by David Hutchinson)

Announced today by Seafair, no I-90 closures when the Blue Angels are practicing and performing August 1st-4th: “Their flight area over Lake Washington has shifted south, so access to the I-90 Bridge and Seward Park will remain open.” Looks like their performances are later in the afternoon, too, scheduled to start at 3 pm. We reported last weekend on other Seafair dates of West Seattle note, including the Seafair Pirates’ Landing on Alki July 6th.

4 Replies to "BLUE ANGELS: No I-90 closures this year"

  • MJ June 26, 2019 (1:05 pm)

    Good!  Closing SR 90 creates aweful traffic!

  • Bradley June 26, 2019 (1:14 pm)

    Seafair announcement in late June 2020: “Due to last year’s EPIC traffic jams on I-90 as the Blue Angels were practicing and performing during the Hydro Race week, the I-90 bridge closures during Blue Angels practices and performances will resume this year”

    • WSB June 26, 2019 (1:21 pm)

      I prefer “cup half full” to “cup half empty,” despite 40+ years in news. But hey, we’ll see what happens.

  • WGA June 26, 2019 (9:38 pm)

    With the Seward Park peninsula just to the south, I wonder how far they can actually move the centerline and not affect I-90 traffic?

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