Thanksgiving weekend travel charts - I-5 Lacey to Tacoma
Thanksgiving weekend travel charts showing when I-5 Lacey to Tacoma is expected to be the most congested to help plan your travel.
Reading the charts
WSDOT traffic analysts looked at how many cars were on the road past Thanksgiving weekends. Based on this historical data, the graphs shows how many cars (vertical axis) we project to be on the road each hour (horizontal axis) for Thanksgiving weekend 2022. As the graphs turn from green to yellow, drivers can expect some congestion. During the red hours, traffic analysts predict travel will reach roadway capacity. Once a roadway reaches capacity, any small incident can cause significant backups.
The black line
The black line running from left to right shows typical traffic. This gives drivers more information on how the Thanksgiving 2022 holiday weekend travel may relate to a typical weekend.
Slow down – lives are on the line.
In 2022, speeding continued to be a top reason for work zone crashes.
Even one life lost is too many.
Each year about 670 people are killed nationally in highway work zones. In 2022, Washington had six fatal work zone crashes on state roads.
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95% of people hurt in work zones are drivers, their passengers or passing pedestrians, not just our road crews.