(OLYMPIA)- For those traveling during the Independence Day weekend, the Washington State Department of Transportation offers information about routes that traditionally see a dramatic increase in traffic volumes, as well as tools to keep holiday-travel headaches to a minimum. WSDOT offers many ways for drivers to know before they go, including a website with a variety of online tools and 511, the 24-hour traveler information line. Most construction projects around the state will suspend work from noon Thursday, July 3, until noon Monday, July 7. While there may not be any active construction during the holiday weekend, drivers should prepare for shifted lanes, roadway detours and reduced-speed zones in places.
Plan for heavy traffic on ferries, mountain-pass highways and at border crossings this weekend