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travel on July 4th

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travel on July 4th

We are currently in Sequim, WA and need to be in Bellevue, WA tomorrow. I have been looking at the routes, (Bremerton, Bainbridge, Edmonds Ferry or driving around by expressway through Tacoma. Could someone please suggest which way would be best? We are also planning on going to St James Cathedral tomorrow morning around noon-1pm. With the 4th of July traffic, how much time do you think we should allow to get there? We are going there before Bellevue.

Edited: 04 July 2010, 05:30
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1. Re: travel on July 4th

Noticed no one has yet replied, but you might take a look here for current traffic conditions before you leave. Personally, I'd avoid the ferries.


BTW, your post was timed on July 4th; you said "tomorrow", unsure if you mean the 4th or 5th.

Edited: 04 July 2010, 16:39
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2. Re: travel on July 4th

My daughter just got back from downtown and she reports light traffic so far. The bad traffic will mainly be in the north end (Gasworks/ U District / Fremont as people go to the fireworks display.

Sounds like the OP is underway, but this might help someone.

I wouldn't avoid the ferries -- they are often the most direct, least highway -involved route.

3. Re: travel on July 4th

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