Planning a short trip? Here're the best tips to follow on Labor Day weekend!
The Labor Day weekend is close! If you want to plan a short trip, here we have the best tips to know before traveling!
Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises unvaccinated Americans not to travel on Labor Day weekend, traffic in certain corridors is expected to be heavy between September 2 and 7.
"Thursday and Friday are the toughest days, for sure, as you're heading out of town," said transportation analytics company INRIX to USA Today. "It's that kind of early afternoon period all the way into the early evening."
Here are some of the best and worst times to travel on the Labor Day weekend:
- Thursday: worst time is between 1 and 9 p.m., best time is after 9 p.m.
- Friday: worst time is between noon and 8:30 p.m., best time is before 10 a.m.
- Saturday: worst time is between noon and 5 p.m., best time is before 11 a.m.
- Sunday: worst time is between noon and 4 p.m., best time is before 10 a.m.
- Monday: worst time is between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., best time is before 11 a.m.
- Tuesday: worst time is between 2 and 9 p.m., best time is after 9 p.m.
The worst corridors for traffic between September 2 and 7:
- Washington, D.C.’s Interstate 95 South from Interstate 395 to Virginia state Route 123: a 420% increase in traffic is expected from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. on Thursday.
- New York’s Interstate 278 South from Interstate 495 to 3rd Avenue: a 350% increase is expected from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.
- Seattle’s Interstate 5 South from state Route 18 to state Route 7: a 330% increase from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. is expected on Friday.
- Atlanta’s Interstate 85 South from U.S. 23 to Martin Luther King Dr.: a 320% increase in traffic is expected on Friday from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m.
- Detroit’s Interstate 96 North from 6 Mile Road to Beck Road: a 250% increase is expected between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
- Los Angeles’ Interstate 5 South from San Fernando Road to Florence Ave: a 230% increase from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. is expected on Friday.
- San Francisco’s Interstate 80 North from Interstate 580 to San Pablo Dam Road: a 220% increase is expected from 4:30 to 6:40 p.m. on Friday.
- Chicago’s Interstate 290 East from U.S. 12 to Morgan Street: a 180% increase is expected between 4 and 6 p.m. on Thursday.
- Houston’s Interstate 69 East from Interstate 160 to U.S. 10: a 110% increase from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. is expected on Friday.
- Boston’s state Route 3/Pilgrims Highway from U.S. 44 to Interstate 93: a 170% increase in traffic is expected on Tuesday from 7 to 9 a.m.