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July 28, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Blue Angels will cause closures of I-90 through Sunday

With their smoke turned on, four of the six Blue Angel aircraft approach Boeing Field on Monday, July 28. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

With their smoke turned on, four of the six Blue Angel aircraft approach Boeing Field on Monday, July 28. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

The Boeing F/A-18 jets of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron will race at a speed of about 700 mph and perform aerobatic and low-flying tricks at the Boeing Seafair Airshow on Saturday and Sunday.

The squad plans to practice for the show Thursday and Friday over Lake Washington.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has scheduled Interstate 90 bridge closures during the practice and the full show.

The closure schedule, between I-5 and Island Crest Way on Mercer Island, is as follows, according to the WSDOT:

Thursday, July 31: 9.45 a.m. to noon and 1:15 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 1: 12:15 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 2: 12:15 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 3: 12:15 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

For more information about the squadron, visit Blue Angels.

More on Seafair events:

A primer and map of Hydroplane Races and Air Show

Free tours of naval ships for Fleet Week

 

The Blue Angels taxi on the runway at Boeing Field on Monday, July 28, after flying over Seattle. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

The Blue Angels taxi on the runway at Boeing Field on Monday after flying over Seattle. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

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