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Transportation

Aug. 3, 2011

Ride Metro shuttle to 2011 Seafair hydro races;
watch for I-90 bridge closures & bus reroutes starting Thursday

Seafair is offering Metro shuttle service between the Othello light rail station and the hydroplane races on Lake Washington this weekend.

The Seafair Air Show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be held in conjunction with the hydro races. The practices and performances for the show will cause some traffic disruptions on Interstate 90 for motorists and bus riders Thursday through Sunday.

Shuttle service to the Albert Lee Cup races will be provided Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Link light rail’s Othello Station (Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and South Othello Street) to Stan Sayres Pit near Genesee Park on Lake Washington. This is the only Metro-operated hydro shuttle this year.

The shuttles are free. There are also regular bus routes within walking distance of the race viewing area. Use the online Trip Planner, or call Metro’s Customer Information Office at (206) 553-3000 for assistance.

Here is the schedule for the different special services and transit disruptions:

Thursday, Aug. 4

9:45 a.m. – noon
1:15 p.m.-2:40 p.m.
I-90 bridge closed eastbound and westbound, mainline and express lanes – between Interstate 5 in Seattle to Island Crest Way on Mercer Island. All I-90 bus service will be rerouted to State Route 520 during the closures. From Mercer Island, bus riders can board a Metro connector to the South Bellevue Park-and-Ride to transfer to Sound Transit Express routes 550 or 554 across the lake during the I-90 closure.

Friday, Aug. 5

7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Free shuttles begin service between Othello Station and the hydro course.

12:45 p.m.-2:40 p.m.
I-90 bridge closed both eastbound and westbound, mainline and express lanes – between Interstate 5 in Seattle to Island Crest Way on Mercer Island. All I-90 bus service will be rerouted to State Route 520 during the closure, and the Mercer Island connector will be in service.

Saturday, Aug. 6

7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Free shuttles begin service between the Othello Station and the hydro course.

12:45 p.m.-2:40 p.m.
I-90 bridge closed both eastbound and westbound, mainline and express lanes – between Interstate 5 in Seattle to Island Crest Way on Mercer Island. All I-90 bus service will be rerouted to State Route 520 during the closure, and the Mercer Island connector will be in service.

Sunday, Aug. 7

7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Free shuttles begin service between the Othello Station and the hydro course.

12:45 p.m.-2:40 p.m.
I-90 bridge closed eastbound and westbound, mainline and express lanes – between Interstate 5 in Seattle to Island Crest Way on Mercer Island. All I-90 bus service will be rerouted to State Route 520 during the closure. There is no Mercer Island connector service on Sunday.

Visit Metro Online for information about bus service. Use the online Trip Planner to figure out the routes that work best for you, and check the Alerts Center under “Construction & Events” to get information about service disruptions and bus reroutes. Information about the bridge closure is available online.

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