It’s not technically summer yet, but Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28, often brings summer-level traffic to state roadways. That’s why it’s important to have a holiday travel plan before heading out the door.
By following these steps, travelers can get where they’re going with fewer headaches:
- Check the Washington State Department of Transportation’s best times to travel charts to help plan your trip and avoid congestion.
- Get informed about WSDOT’s online tools, including the WSDOT mobile app, traffic cameras and email alerts.
- Visit online traveler information for traffic, weather and ferry schedules.
- Follow WSDOT’s social media accounts, such as Twitter and Facebook.
- Pre-program your vehicle radio to 530 AM and 1610 AM for highway advisory radio alerts.
- Call 5-1-1 for updated road conditions.
- Allow extra time for travel during the holidays to avoid rushing or distraction.
Most state highway construction work is suspended through the holiday weekend – including Monday, May 28 – to ease congestion. However, stay alert for new lane shifts or work zone staging areas that may be remain in place.