This year, you might have noticed maps like this pop up on our social media platforms. Our busy weekend traffic maps are one of the most popular ways we spread the word about major road work and special events happening on the weekends.
Mixed with the right amount of colors, fun emojis, and sub-par-at-best Microsoft Paint artwork, they have become the talk of social media this summer.
Every week people ask, "How do you make those maps?" or "How did you draw that (whatever doodle) that looks like something a 5-year-old drew?" Well, you're in luck, because in this week's Busy Traffic Weekend video, we are pulling back the curtain to reveal how we put together these popular maps.
There are a few other things going on that we couldn't fit in the video or map.
- Boats Afloat Show, Thursday to Sunday, Lake Union
- Renton City Comic Con, Saturday to Sunday, Renton
- Hank Williams, Jr. concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Puyallup
- #ReviveI5 overnight lane closures
- Up to two lanes closed between South 260th Street and SR 516, including ramp closures at the I-5/SR 516 interchange
- Lane closures will start at 8 to 9 p.m. and finish by 9 to 10 a.m. the following morning
- Seattle ramp closures (10 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday)
- The southbound I-5 ramp to 45th/50th Street Northeast