Presidential Motorcade Ties Up Westbound I-90 Traffic

A motorcade ferrying President Barack Obama from Boeing Field in Seattle to Bellevue caused major traffic back-ups on I-90 Tuesday evening, and WSDOT says to expect more of the same Wednesday.

President , and for most residents that means traffic headaches.

The motorcade traffic worsened the usual evening traffic backups across Lake Washington, especially on westbound I-90 through Mercer Island. According to KOMO News, westbound Interstate 90 was backed up nine miles at 6 p.m. from Bellevue Way all the way to the closed off-ramp at Interstate 5.

Here's the latest from WSDOT:

"The President of the United States will remain in the Hunts Point/Bellevue area overnight. The State Patrol will stop traffic on interstates and ramps as the motorcade moves through the area. Drivers on I-5, I-405, I-90 and SR 520 should plan for delays of up to 30 minutes.

On Wednesday, July 25, the President is scheduled to depart Boeing Field at approximately 9:30 a.m. In the 30-40 minutes leading up to departure, drivers should again anticipate highway and ramp closures and delays as the motorcade returns to Boeing Field. At this time, it's unknown whether the motorcade will originate in Bellevue and travel east on one of the floating bridges or begin in Seattle and travel south on either I-5 or SR 99 to Boeing Field."

Jon H July 25, 2012 at 05:58 AM
Go for gold Mr. President, leave Bellevue at 830am tomorrow and out perform the mess created with this evening's commute.
Kendall Watson July 25, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Motorcade just moved through Mercer Island a few minutes ago — all exits back open now!
Kendall Watson July 25, 2012 at 08:41 PM
How much worse was the commute as a result of the Presidential visit?


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