It's gonna be a busy weekend on the highways and byways of Washington State say officials with the Washington State Department of Transportation. As a result they say take your time. The last holiday weekend of the summer typically brings additional traffic, so planning ahead and allowing extra travel time is crucial as Labor Day approaches.
While some traffic volumes have dipped due to the pandemic, traffic to popular outdoor areas can still be heavy. Staying close to home, limiting non-essential travel and having a backup plan if your location is already crowded also will help reduce travel stress as well as slow the spread of COVID-19.
Statewide construction has been stopped for the weekend but expect holiday travel delays -- especially on passes.
Traffic is always heavy over Interstate 90’s Snoqualmie Pass on summer weekends, so travelers should allow extra travel time or consider traveling during non-peak times, typically early in the day or later in the evening.