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The Hydroplane Races and Air Show will run Friday through Sunday from 8: 30 am to 6 pm on the shores of Lake Washington, and we’ve got your south-end shuttle information, park closures and road closures.
Shuttle to the Hydro Races – Ride a free Metro shuttle between the Othello light rail station and the hydroplane races on Lake Washington this weekend. Shuttle service to the Albert Lee Cup races will be provided Friday through Sunday from Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and S. Othello St. to Stan Sayres Pit near Genesee Park.
Seward Park Closures – In the interest of public safety, Federal Regulations require the closure of Seward Park during performances by the Blue Angels, including Thursday, 9 am-2:30 pm; Friday, 10 am-2:30 pm; Saturday, 10 am-2:30 pm and Sunday, 10 am-2:30 pm.
Rainier Avenue South = Construction-Free – SDOT’s paving contractor will “button up” their work on Rainier Avenue South and have all lanes open from Thursday through Sunday. Next week, weather permitting, the contractor plans to work on paving the section between Genesee and Alaska streets, as well as continuing work on street base repair, drainage systems and sidewalk repair.
I-90 Closures – During the practice flights and air show, all lanes and several ramps of I-90 between I-5 in Seattle and Island Crest Way on Mercer Island will be closed several times from Thursday through Sunday. Drivers should expect congestion and plan ahead. No stopping or parking is allowed on the floating bridge.
- Thursday: 9:45 am –12 noon and 1:15 – 2:30 pm
- Friday: 12:45 – 2:40 pm
- Saturday: 12:45 – 2:40 pm
- Sunday: 12:45 – 2:40 pm
- In addition, the bicycle and pedestrian path on the I-90 floating bridge will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists up to 30 minutes prior to posted closure times.