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Here are the worst times and corridors for traffic delays during Memorial Day weekend


Researchers with AAA are predicting a busy holiday travel weekend ahead — here’s what you can expect in terms of increased traffic.

AAA predicts that 39.2 million people will travel 50 miles or more over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, an increase of 8.3% over 2021.

INRIX, a traffic data partner of AAA, predicts that “drivers in major U.S. metros could experience double the travel times compared to a normal trip” over the weekend, with the worst traffic delays taking place on the afternoons of Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27.

See below for more from INRIX on the worst corridors and times to travel for U.S. drivers over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Worst Corridors and Times to Travel
Metro AreaCorridorPeak Congestion% Over Normal
AtlantaI-85 S, Clairmont Rd to MLK Dr5/26/22, 3:30-5:30pm128%
BostonI-93 S, Purchase St to MA-245/26/22, 2:30-4:30pm110%
ChicagoI-290 E, IL-110 to Racine Ave5/26/22, 3:30-5:30pm131%
DetroitI-96 W, 6 Mile Rd to Walled Lake5/27/22, 3:00-5:00pm65%
HoustonI-69 N, I-610 to I-105/27/22, 4:45-6:45pm88%
Los AngelesI-5 S, Colorado St to Florence Ave5/27/22, 4:45-6:45pm123%
New YorkI-278 W, Long Island Express to 39th St5/26/22, 3:15-5:15pm161%
San FranciscoI-80 W, Gilman St to Civic Center5/26/22, 5:45-7:45pm105%
SeattleI-5 S, WA-18 to WA-75/27/22, 5:00-7:00pm112%
Washington DCI-95 S, I-495 to VA-1235/26/22, 3:45-5:45pm77%
Daily Worst and Best Times to Travel
DayWorst TimeBest Time
Thursday1:00-8:00pmBefore 6:00am or After 9:00pm
Friday12:00-7:00pmBefore 7:00am or After 9:00pm
Saturday1:00-6:00pmBefore 10:00am
Sunday1:00-4:00pmBefore 10:00am
Monday1:00-4:00pmBefore 11:00am

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