Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

Historical Congestion on Interstates

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010  |  Updated 11:46 PM EDT
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Where to expect the most traffic during your Thanksgiving travel.

I-95 NORTHBOUND:

  • Pockets of heavy congestion have been experienced from Caroline County to the I-495/I-395 Springfield Interchange south of Washington, D.C. on Saturday (2pm-9pm).
  • Moderate congestion has been experience from U.S. 17 North in Fredericksburg to the I-495/I-395 Springfield Interchange south of Washington, D.C. on Wednesday (5pm to 9pm) and on Thursday (11am to 2pm). Heavy congestion has been experienced along this segment on Sunday (10am to 9pm).

I-96 SOUTHBOUND:

  • Heavy congestion has been experienced from the I-495/I-395 Springfield Interchange south of Washington, D.C. to Fredericksburg on Wednesday (11am to 9pm), Thursday (9am to 2pm), Saturday (12pm to 4pm) and Sunday (12pm to 5pm).

Busiest Roads for Thanksgiving Travel on the Maryland Side:

  • Interstate 270 from Capital Beltway (Interstate 495) just north of Bethesda to Interstate 70 in Frederick.
  • U.S. 50 will be the preferred route for Washingtonians with beach homes and condos on the oceanfront and water towns. So you can expect heavy traffic of those local residents heading to the resort community of Ocean City and the Delaware coastline. The William Preston Lane Jr. suspension bridges over the Chesapeake Bay will be pretty busy the day before Thanksgiving with holiday travelers.
  • Interstate 70 Eastbound and Westbound. Running from Baltimore to Frederick, Maryland State Troopers say this expressway will be "pretty busy."
  • Interstate 68. State Police say it will be "moving, but busy."

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