Prepare for Independence Day travel delays

June 29, 2010

By Staff

Road crews will take a break for Independence Day weekend, but drivers across Washington should prepare for added travel times during the holiday weekend.

Work at most state Department of Transportation construction projects in the state will move off highways from noon July 2 until the morning of July 6. But drivers should still prepare for shifted lanes, detours and reduced speed limits near worksites.

Check the transportation agency website, for the most-traveled — and delay-prone — routes: Interstate 90, Interstate 5 at the Canadian border, I-5 through Lewis County and U.S. Route 2.

Or call the 24-hour traveler information hotline, 511.

Expect longer-than-typical waits at ferry docks and Canadian border crossings most of the holiday weekend. Travel times should be much lighter June 30, and July 1 and 5.

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