Here are the best times to hit the roads to avoid 4th of July traffic

DOESN’T LOOK TOO BAD. >> NOT AT THIS MOMENT. LATER TODAY IT WILL DEFINITELY GET MUCH WORSE. AAA ESTIMATES 42 MILLION AMERICANS WILL HIT THE ROAD THIS JULY 4 HOLIDAY WEEKEND. SO TODAY BETWEEN 3:00 AM AND 6:00 AM SHOULD BE THE MOST PURCHASED TIME TO HIT THE ROAD. AAA EXPECTS 93 SOUTH TO SEE DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC AS A TYPICAL DAY. 93 NORTH SEES 88% MORE TRAFFIC AND ROUTE 3 86% MORE. YOU CAN EXPECT A SIMILAR TRAFFIC PATTERN TOMORROW. AGAIN FROM 3:00 PM TO 6:00 PM IN THE EVENING. WE SPOKE TO DRIVERS LAST NIGHT WHO MADE THE DECISION TO BEAT THE HOLIDAY PRESS. >> I’M ON MY WAY NOW AND GOING ALL THE WAY TO THE END OF LONG ISLAND. >> HAVE YOU BEEN IN TRAFFIC EN ROUTE WEST? >> THIS IS TERRIBLE. IT’S NOT FUNNY. >> IF IT’S AROUND 4 OR 5 PM, THAT’S WHEN IT’S WORST. >> WHILE YOU’RE SITTING IN BUMPER TRAFFIC THIS WEEKEND, KEEP THIS PICTURE IN MIND. IT WAS TERMINAL E IN LOGAN LAST NIGHT DOESN’T LOOK FUN. SO MAKE SURE TO GIVE YOURSELF Plenty OF TIME IF YOU TRAVEL BY LAND OR AIR AND THE PRICE OF PETROL IS 4.-

Here are the best times to hit the road to avoid 4th of July weekend traffic jams

AAA predicts 1.37 million people will travel for the July 4 weekend

If you’re hitting the road this July 4 holiday weekend, you won’t be alone. AAA projects that in Massachusetts, 1.37 million people will travel for the holidays and 1.2 million of them will go by car. “I think we’ll see a lot of travel on Thursday afternoon and evening,” said AAA’s Mary Maguire. Thursday between 3pm and 6pm should be the busiest day and time. AAA predicts that Interstate 93 South will see 103% more traffic than a typical day, I-93 North will see 88% more traffic, and Route 3 will see 86% more. Friday is also expected to be busy and getting a head start by leaving early in the morning can be a good bet. Travelers are urged to expect increased traffic due to the holidays and to plan ahead, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation said in a recent statement. On freeways, the I-93 Boston-Quincy High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane will deploy at 2 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Friday but will not be used on the Monday holiday. It will return to normal operating hours on Tuesday, MassDOT said. 5 Alert Traffic mapMassDOT travel dashboardOfficials also said the Sumner Tunnel swing track will not be in use on Monday and the tunnel will remain open to drivers all weekend since weekly maintenance closures are suspended over holiday weekends. Massport expects passenger numbers to increase during the Logan Airport vacation and travelers will have to contend with ongoing construction projects at the airport. State transportation officials recommend using the MBTA to get to the airport. MBTA officials said the service changes for the holiday weekend will affect subway, bus, ferry and The RIDE services during the holidays: all subway, bus and The RIDE services will operate on a Saturday schedule on Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3. .The MBTA Commuter Rail will operate on a weekend schedule from Saturday July 2 through Monday July 4. Customers should note that routes that do not typically operate on weekends will not operate. The MBTA Charlestown Ferry will operate a weekend schedule from Saturday July 2 through Monday July 4. – Rowes Wharf ferry from Saturday July 2 to Monday July 4. All bus services, Silver Line and The RIDE will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday July 4th. All metro services will operate on a modified schedule on Saturday:00 pm Monday, July 4. After 1:00 pm the metro will operate on a weekday schedule.

If you’re hitting the road this July 4 holiday weekend, you won’t be alone. AAA projects that in Massachusetts, 1.37 million people will travel for the holidays and 1.2 million of them will go by car.

“I think we’ll see a lot of travel on Thursday afternoon and evening,” said AAA’s Mary Maguire.

Thursday between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. should be the busiest day and time for travel. AAA projects Interstate 93 South will see 103% more traffic than on a typical day, I-93 North will see 88% more traffic, and Route 3 will see 86% more traffic .

Friday is also expected to be busy and getting a head start by leaving early in the morning can be a good bet.

Travelers are urged to expect increased traffic due to the holidays and to plan ahead, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation said in a recent statement.

On freeways, the I-93 Boston-Quincy High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane will deploy at 2 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Friday but will not be used on the Monday holiday. It will return to normal operating hours on Tuesday, MassDOT said.

Officials also said the Sumner Tunnel swing track will not be in use on Monday and the tunnel will remain open to drivers all weekend since weekly maintenance closures are suspended over bank holiday weekends.

Massport expects passenger numbers to increase during the Logan Airport vacation and travelers will have to contend with ongoing construction projects at the airport. State transportation officials recommend using the MBTA to get to the airport.

MBTA officials said the service changes for the holiday weekend will affect subway, bus, ferry and The RIDE services during the holidays:

  • All metro, bus and The RIDE services will operate on a Saturday schedule on Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3.
  • The MBTA Commuter Rail will operate on a weekend schedule from Saturday July 2 through Monday July 4. Customers should note that routes which do not generally operate on weekends will not operate.
  • The MBTA Charlestown ferry will operate on a weekend schedule from Saturday July 2 through Monday July 4.
  • The Hingham – Hull – Logan Airport – Long Wharf ferry will operate on Saturdays from Saturday July 2 to Monday July 4.
  • No service will be provided for the Hingham – Rowes Wharf ferry from Saturday July 2 to Monday July 4.
  • All bus services, Silver Line and The RIDE will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday July 4th.
  • All metro services will operate on a modified schedule on Saturday until 1 p.m. on Monday, July 4. After 1 p.m., the metro will operate on a weekday schedule.

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