As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) reminds motorists to travel during off-peak hours, stay alert and plan ahead to avoid travel delays.
Based on traffic counts from previous years, Wednesday is expected to be the heaviest travel day, with many travelers also expected to hit the roads Tuesday.
The MDTA anticipates a 2% increase in traffic volumes compared to last year’s Thanksgiving holiday period. Between Tuesday, Nov. 22, and Sunday, Nov. 27, the MDTA expects more than 2.9 million travelers on its highways, bridges and tunnels.
Travel during off-peak hours to avoid significant delays. For the I-95 corridor, off-peak hours include:
- Tuesday and Wednesday — before 6 a.m. and after 11 p.m.
- Thursday through Sunday — before 9 a.m. and after 9 p.m.
The MDTA will lift I-95 construction related temporary lane closures at its facilities from 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 22, to 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 28.
For more I-95 travel information, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to I-95, America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida! Plus I-95 construction, real-time traffic and road news.