Thursday, August 31, 2017

Labor Day weekend traffic will be slow going

By Ally Barrera

Many see Labor Day weekend as the last big travel weekend of the summer, before the kids head back to school and the weather starts to turn nasty.

With major events happening on both sides of the state, we expect traffic to be heavy on all our key mountain pass routes, as well as the I-5 corridor. Our latest Microsoft Paint map gives you an idea of how jam-packed the roads will be this weekend.

Not to sound like a broken record, but if you’re heading out for one last summer hoorah this weekend, PLAN AHEAD! We have several resources that help you know what is happening on the roads before you leave the house.
We’ll be posting closures and updates on those platforms throughout the holiday weekend to help you #KnowBeforeYouGo.

 For the best times to travel this weekend, check out our traffic volume charts to help plan your trip.