SEATTLE – Memorial Day weekend is here, and that means if you’re planning to travel by car or by ferry, be ready for long waits. Here’s what you need to know.
-- WSDOT has handy charts to help you determine the most congested times on four major highways in Western Washington: I-5 between Olympia and Tacoma; I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass; I-5 at the Canadian Border; and US 2 over Stevens Pass.
-- If you’re driving onto a Washington state ferry, you could be waiting in line for several hours. Peak travel times on most routes are expected to be westbound Thursday and Friday, and eastbound Monday.
-- Some ferry routes allow you to make a reservation, so do that to save some time. Or consider walking or biking onto the ferry if you can.
-- You can also sign up for ferry travel alerts.
-- Most state highway construction work will be suspended through Monday.
-- Weekend toll rates will be in effect Monday on the State Route 520 bridge. Interstate 405 express toll lanes will be free and open to all drivers Monday.