4th of July weekend travel times

Fourth of July weekend travel times vary by year. See how holiday traffic may affect your plans.

Fourth of July travel charts are provided only on years that the holiday creates a three-day weekend (when the holiday falls on a Monday, Saturday, Sunday or Friday). If the holiday falls on other days of the week there is not enough consistent travel on any given day to generate accurate charts.

On weekend holidays, state highways across Washington will see higher than usual traffic, especially on Interstate 90, where lengthy delays are expected. Longer than typical wait times at ferry docks also are expected during a holiday that falls on a weekend.

WSDOT crews work hard to ensure travelers reach their destination safely and advise travelers to plan ahead to save time and frustration. Travelers also can use WSDOT’s online tools, the WSDOT app and social media accounts to track current travel conditions.

Travel charts are provided ONLY on holidays that create a three- or four-day weekend. If the Fourth of July does create a three-day weekend, check back in late June for that year’s charts. Charts from a previous Fourth of July are not a good indicator of a future holiday traffic because the heavy travel days will vary depending on which day of the week is the holiday.

 

4th of July weekend travel charts showing when I-5 Lacey to Tacoma is expected to be the most congested to help plan your travel.

4th of July weekend travel charts showing when US 2 between Stevens Pass and Skykomish is expected to be the most congested to help plan your travel.

4th of July weekend travel charts showing when I-90 North Bend to Cle Elum is expected to be the most congested to help plan your travel.

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as recorded by WSDOT and partners in 2020 and 2021.

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in 2021 compared to 172,000 in 2020.

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to our monitoring program in 2021 to help offset climate change impacts.