Tips for Memorial Day Weekend travel

If your Memorial Day plans involve road-tripping, riding a ferry or relaxing on a train, odds are you’re not the only one. But don’t let the extra traffic get you down. Let these resources help make your three-day weekend travels enjoyable, rather than frustrating:

WSDOT’s best times to travel charts to help plan your trip and avoid congestion.

Memorial Day travel charts Memorial Day travel charts The WSDOT mobile app, which includes traffic cameras and border wait times.

Visit online traveler information for traffic, weather and ferry schedules.

WSDOT Twitter and Facebook accounts

Highway advisory radio alerts on 530 AM and 1610 AM.

5-1-1 for updated road conditions.

Also know what local events are happening in your neck of the woods – like Oak Harbor’s Memorial Day festivities – and plan for the extra congestion.

Anticipate heavy ferry traffic for the holiday and plan accordingly – they expect a half million people to set sail this weekend. Peak travel times on most routes are expected to be westbound Thursday and Friday, May 23-24, and eastbound, Monday, May 27.

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