Memorial Day Weekend Charts 2019 - I-5 Olympia to Tacoma

Friday, May 24 - Northbound I-5   Southbound I-5
  Saturday, May 25 - Northbound I-5   Southbound I-5
Sunday, May 26 - Northbound I-5   Southbound I-5
Monday, May 27 - Northbound I-5   Southbound I-5

 

What do the colors mean for drivers?

WSDOT traffic analysts looked at how many cars were on the road past Memorial 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 Memorial Day weekend 2019. 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 shows typical traffic. This gives drivers more information on how the Memorial Day 2019 holiday weekend travel may relate to a typical weekend.

Check the graphs below to find the projected travel information on I-5 north of Olympia through Tacoma.

 

  

I-5 Northbound Friday, May 24 - Typical Traffic Volume Olympia to Tacoma

  

I-5 Southbound Friday, May 24 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Olympia

  

I-5 Northbound Saturday, May 25 - Typical Traffic Volume Olympia to Tacoma

  

I-5 Southbound Saturday, May 25 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Olympia

  

I-5 Northbound Sunday, May 26 - Typical Traffic Volume Olympia to Tacoma

I-5 Southbound Sunday, May 26 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Olympia

  

I-5 Northbound Memorial Day, May 27 - Typical Traffic Volume Olympia to Tacoma

    

I-5 Southbound Memorial Day, May 27 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Olympia