Expect record-breaking travel numbers this holidays
From now to Jan. 2, the American Automobile Association is predicting record-breaking travel in Massachusetts and a 4.year 4 percent increase nationwide from last.
From Dec. 19 to Jan. 2, the American Automobile Association is predicting record-breaking travel in Massachusetts.
In a statement, AAA said 2.45 million Massachusetts residents are anticipated to visit this holidays, 2.1 million that will be traveling by car. Nationwide, 112.5 million people shall travel, a 4.year 4 percent increase from last.
“Although it is the largest amount recorded the good thing is it’s disseminate over a great time frame,” John Paul, Massachusetts Traffic Safety Senior Manager at AAA said.
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Paul said Chirstmas Eve is likely to function as busiest. Travel following the holiday will be more disseminate until Jan. 2. “It’day weekend s still likely to be considered a little easier when compared to a three,” he said.
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Paul credits the upsurge in travel, low gas prices and the strong economy.
“Everything leads to more folks traveling than previous years,” he said. “There’s been a steady upsurge in holiday travel within the last couple of years.”
Massachusetts Department of Transportation is advising residents to utilize public transportation this holidays, plan for travel ahead, drive sober and observe HOV and MBTA lane schedules.
From Dec. 20 to Jan. 1 the I-93 HOV lane shall open from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, and 1 to 8 p.m. Fridays. The HOV lane will be closed Dec. 24, 25, and 31. Wednesday on, December 26, the HOV lane shall are powered by a normal schedule.
The Sumner Tunnel Swing Lane shall open from 2 to 8 p.m. Dec. 20. It’ll open at 1 p again.m. Dec. through the weekend and holiday until 5 a 21 and stay open.m. Dec. 26. It shall reopen from 2 to 8 p.m., Dec. 27 and from 1 p.m. Dec. 28 to 5 a.m. Jan. 2.
The Department of Transportation is shutting down scheduled roadway construction from noon, Friday, Dec. wednesday 21 to, Dec. 26, and from 5 a again.m., Friday, December 28, wednesday to, Jan. 2.