Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Posted: 1/24/2006 2:22:32 PM EDT
I'm going north through Seattle friday via I-5. Last friday it was a crawl from Boeing field to the Snohomish river, I never got out of second gear! I was about to go postal.

When does it start thinning out on fridays? I'm 60 miles south so I'll leave an hour before it starts to lighten up.

Link Posted: 1/24/2006 2:24:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Boom_Stick:
I'm going north through Seattle friday via I-5. Last friday it was a crawl from Boeing field to the Snohomish river, I never got out of second gear! I was about to go postal.

When does it start thinning out on fridays? I'm 60 miles south so I'll leave an hour before it starts to lighten up.




right around 2300 hours
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 2:27:30 PM EDT
I used to leave Burien about 1830 hours on fridays to make it home to stanwood nonstop at a resonable speed.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 2:27:36 PM EDT
Ugh. Friday is the worst traffic day. It seems to start earlier and end later. I exit I-5 before Seattle so can't give you a good time for traveling into or through but would guess 7 PM would be a little between people going home from work and heading back out to kick off the weekend.

Link Posted: 1/24/2006 2:28:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 2:58:15 PM EDT
I'd try to hit it 7 or later. Check traffic for accidents or major events before you leave.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:00:29 PM EDT
I get on the I5 northbound near downtown about 6:45 and its usually okay by then. I take the express lanes.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:02:55 PM EDT
This would be a good excuse to get satellite radio, because hearing George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Jim Breuer and the like is the only thing that keeps me sane during times like that.

Alternatives include:

Practice some kind of Zen Transcendental Meditation
Drive an M923 series 5-ton 6X6 with a ring-mounted M2HB
Fly north via Kenmore Air, Horizon Airlines, etc.
Walk--it may be faster
Call in dead.

Otherwise, PCR-00 is correct. Traffic kinda thins out by 2300.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:55:45 PM EDT
WSDOT is sometimes your friend.

Seattle Area Traffic
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 9:00:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stokes:
CavVet's number is on my speed dial.






Originally Posted By XD_Fan:
WSDOT is sometimes your friend.

Seattle Area Traffic




You can also easy type smarttrek.org


And listen to KOMO 1000 traffic on "the fours".

On the worst Friday nights, its usually done by 1900. The key is to have an alternative route and be aware of where the problems are.

Top Top