No interstate lanes shut for construction during Thanksgiving holiday weekend, officials say

Violet Tucker
November 24, 2017

"Travelers can make a request for a wheelchair at the Information Counter or with a Navigator".

Many people across the region began plotting their course of travel early.

"People are willing to travel, and they feel like times are good", said Matthew Conde, a spokesman for AAA Idaho.

"Leave yourself enough time to get where you're going to go", said Bradley.

There will be about a 5.4 percent increase from those who traveled by air past year in New Jersey with 110,624 planning to travel.

So far in the month of November, the national average is $2.54 per a gallon, 36 cents-a-gallon higher than previous year at this time. This year, the average price is $2.55 a gallon, ranging from $2.39 at one cash-only station in Pittsfield to $2.76 a gallon in Madawaska.

The national average on Thanksgiving Day was $2.14 in 2016, $2.05 in 2015, and $2.80 in 2014.

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That's because travel is expected to increase this year across the nation.

Fuller skies: The largest growth in holiday travel is by air travel, at five percent, with 3.95 million travelers.

An estimated 50.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more over the four-day weekend, the most since 2005, according to AAA's annual forecast. "Sometimes people take them out when they're loading up the auto with luggage, or food, but make sure you have that". Experts say that's because tickets are the cheapest they've been in the past four years. Nearly 8 percent will fly.

More than 1.6 million MI residents will travel 50 miles or more for turkey and all the trimmings. In Boston, which AAA ranks as the eighth most congested city in the country, the worst wait will likely occur at the intersection of Interstates 90 and 84 from 5:15-7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

In the event of inclement weather, Darras advised all travelers at McGhee Tyson to closely monitor their flight status online at or by downloading the airport's free mobile application on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is monitoring traffic, with highway signs reminding people to think about traveling early. "I've done that before and that would double your travel time". Sundquist advises passengers to arrive at least 75 minutes before their scheduled departure.

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