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Labor Day Charts 2013 - I-5 U.S./Canada Border

 

Friday, August 30 Northbound I-5   Southbound I-5
Saturday, August 31 Northbound I-5   Southbound I-5
Sunday, September 1 Northbound I-5   Southbound I-5
Monday, September 2 Northbound I-5   Southbound I-5

Labor Day 2013 News Release

What do the colors mean for drivers?

WSDOT traffic analysts looked at how many cars were on the road past Labor Day 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 Labor Day Weekend 2013. 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.

What about the black line?

The black line running from left to right show typical summer traffic. This gives drivers more information on how the Labor Day 2013 holiday weekend travel may relate to a typical summer weekend.

Check the graphs below to find the projected travel information on I-5 near the U.S./Canada border.



  
I-5 NB Friday, August 30 - Typical Traffic Volume Bellingham to Canadian Border


  
I-5 SB Friday, August 30 - Typical Traffic Volume Canadian Border to Bellingham


 
I-5 NB Saturday, August 31 - Typical Traffic Volume Bellingham to Canadian Border


  
I-5 SB Saturday, August 31 - Typical Traffic Volume Canadian Border to Bellingham


   
I-5 NB Sunday, September 1 - Typical Traffic Volume Bellingham to Canadian Border


   
I-5 SB Sunday, September 1 - Typical Traffic Volume Canadian Border to Bellingham


   
I-5 NB Labor Day, September 2 - Typical Traffic Volume Bellingham to Canadian Border


   
I-5 SB Labor Day, September 2 - Typical Traffic Volume Canadian Border to Bellingham