Turkey Day Traffic

November 19, 2018by Stacia Gotto0

This Thanksgiving week, expect to see some major delays around the Houston-area roadways. It is expected that more than four million Texans will travel for the holiday, almost a five-percent increase than in 2017.

The heaviest traffic is projected for Monday on Beltway 8 East and on 249 to US-59 at 3 p.m. Traffic is expected to be nearly three times more hectic than is usual.

Also on Monday, the Southwest Freeway should see a 23-percent surge in traffic around 5 p.m.

As we head into Tuesday the I-45 (The Gulf Freeway) could experience a 73-percent rise in travelers around 2 p.m.

On I-10 East, around 5:30 p.m., traffic is supposed to be 44 percent busier than normal.

Then, at 6:45 p.m., roads will carry twice the volume as does the regular commute on I-45 North.

Your best time to hit the road is early on Thanksgiving Day.

Credit KTRK-TV Best and worst times to hit Houston freeways this Thanksgiving holiday week

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