Thanksgiving Weekend Charts 2018 - I-5 Olympia to Tacoma

Wednesday, November 21 - Northbound I-5   Southbound I-5
  Thursday, November 22 - Northbound I-5   Southbound I-5
Friday, November 23 - Northbound I-5   Southbound I-5
Saturday, November 24 - Northbound I-5   Southbound I-5
Sunday, November 25 - 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 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 2018. 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 Thanksgiving 2018 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 Wednesday, November 21 - Typical Traffic Volume Olympia to Tacoma

   

I-5 Southbound Wednesday, November 21 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Olympia

   

I-5 Northbound Thanksgiving Day, November 22 - Typical Traffic Volume Olympia to Tacoma

   

I-5 Southbound Thanksgiving Day, November 22 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Olympia

   

I-5 Northbound Friday, November 23 - Typical Traffic Volume Olympia to Tacoma

   

I-5 Southbound Friday, November 23 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Olympia

   

I-5 Northbound Saturday, November 24 - Typical Traffic Volume Olympia to Tacoma

   

I-5 Southbound Saturday, November 24 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Olympia

   

I-5 Northbound Sunday, November 25 - Typical Traffic Volume Olympia to Tacoma

   

I-5 Southbound Sunday, November 25 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Olympia