Thanksgiving Weekend Charts 2019 - I-5 Lacey to Tacoma

Wednesday, November 27 - Northbound I-5   Southbound I-5
  Thursday, November 28 - Northbound I-5   Southbound I-5
Friday, November 29 - Northbound I-5   Southbound I-5
Saturday, November 30 - Northbound I-5   Southbound I-5
Sunday, December 1 - 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 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 Thanksgiving 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 Lacey through Tacoma.

 

   

I-5 Northbound Wednesday, November 27 - Typical Traffic Volume Lacey to Tacoma

   

I-5 Southbound Wednesday, November 27 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Lacey

   

I-5 Northbound Thanksgiving Day, November 28 - Typical Traffic Volume Lacey to Tacoma

   

I-5 Southbound Thanksgiving Day, November 28 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Lacey

   

I-5 Northbound Friday, November 29 - Typical Traffic Volume Lacey to Tacoma

   

I-5 Southbound Friday, November 29 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Lacey

   

I-5 Northbound Saturday, November 30 - Typical Traffic Volume Lacey to Tacoma

   

I-5 Southbound Saturday, November 30 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Lacey

   

I-5 Northbound Sunday, December 1 - Typical Traffic Volume Lacey to Tacoma

   

I-5 Southbound Sunday, December 1 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Lacey