Thursday, September 7, 2017

Weekend traffic is going to the dogs...and cats

By Ally Barrera

The dog days of summer may be winding down but we still have lots of road work and special events that will impact your weekend travels. To get you prepared for what's ahead, we called on actual dogs – and a couple kittens – from Seattle Humane to help us out in this week's Busy Traffic Weekend video.
If you’d like to adopt an animal from this video, or any other animals, contact Seattle Humane at
Video highlights:
  • #ReviveI5 is back with more lane closures, and if past weekends are any indication, it will create traffic impacts for a lot of Western Washington travelers.
  • It's a full sports weekend in Seattle with Mariners, Sounders and Husky football.
  • Expect to see a lot of Cougs on I-90 as they make their way to Pullman for WSU's big game against Boise State.
Our latest Microsoft Paint map gives you an even better idea of where we'll see the biggest traffic impacts this weekend. It also features some of our best doodling to date! (I'm particularly proud of the Husky logo and Ol' Crimson flag)

We couldn't cram all the big events onto this week's map, so here's what else you'll need to plan for:
  • Seattle's Night Market & Autumn Moon Festival, Saturday 4 p.m. – midnight, Seattle's International District
  • Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival, Friday to Sunday, near Mukilteo Ferry Terminal
  • Wooden Boat Festival, Friday to Sunday, Port Townsend
  • San Gennaro Festival, Friday to Sunday, Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood
Once again, the best way to get through this weekend of traffic is to 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 three platforms throughout the weekend to help you #KnowBeforeYouGo.