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Best, Worst Times to Travel This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and this year traffic may prove to be a record breaker.

Traveling I-10 can be a real pain with heavy traffic and plenty of short tempers. Here are a few tips to help make your Thanksgiving holiday voyage less stressful:

Getting There:

  • The absolute worst time to get on the road is the day before Thanksgiving (Wednesday, November 22) and if you leave in mid-afternoon (3:00 p.m.) you definitely won’t be a happy camper once you get there.
  • If you have no choice but to leave on Wednesday, make it as early as possible. Start you trip no later than 6:00 a.m. to avoid traffic delays.
  • The Sunday before Thanksgiving (November 19) is the best day to leave for your Thanksgiving road trip, the earlier, the better.
  • Thanksgiving morning is also a good time to leave, the earlier , the better.

Returning Home:

  • The day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 24) before 6:00 a.m. is the best day and time to return from your Thanksgiving trip.
  • Saturday and Sunday (November 25 and 26) late afternoon are the worst days and times to return from your Thanksgiving road trip. Avoid being on the road between 11:00 a.m and 6:00 p.m. Traffic will be heavy during those times.
  • If you have no choice but to leave on Saturday, try leaving as early as possible (before 6 a.m.) to avoid traffic delays.

Depending on where you’re heading, and how long the trip will be, you might be able to schedule the time when you are on the road to at avoid the worst of it.

Adjust your schedule or route and consider these options:

  • Take a bypass route around large cities
  • Tune to a radio station and monitor the traffic reports
  • If you have mobile access, Use live-traffic-reports.com to monitor traffic
  • Stop at a rest area if headed into heavy traffic and wait until the worst of it has subsided
  • Avoid shopping districts (Black Friday is usually gridlocked around major shopping areas)

Drive responsibly and have a safe trip!


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I-10 Overnight Restrictions in Arizona, Allow Extra Travel Time, Consider Alternate Routes

The ongoing Interstate 10 pavement-improvement project between State Route 587 (Casa Blanca Road) and the Gila River bridge south of Chandler will require overnight lane restrictions during the week of Nov. 5-10 (Sunday through Thursday nights), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Drivers should allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes if possible while the following restrictions are in place:

  • East- and westbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane in each direction in areas between SR 587 and the Gila River bridge from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights (Nov. 5-10) for the I-10 resurfacing project. Please allow extra travel time and plan on using an alternate route.
  • Alternate routes are available depending on direction of travel and destination. Riggs Road will serve as one local alternate route. State routes 87, 187 and/or 387 also can serve as possible alternate routes adjacent to I-10. Please allow extra travel time. I-10 drivers traveling beyond Phoenix area should consider avoiding the I-10 restrictions by using I-8 and SR 85 as alternate routes.

Project schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather or other factors.


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I-10 Closed for Bridge Work in Arizona This Week

The Arizona Department of Transportation reports that motorists traveling in the West Valley should be aware that Interstate 10 is closed overnight at 59th Avenue in west Phoenix for bridge work at the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway interchange.

The closures are scheduled as follows:

  • Westbound I-10 closed at 59th Avenue nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., beginning Sunday through Wednesday morning (Nov. 8).
  • Eastbound I-10 closed overnight at 59th Avenue from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 7).
  • During any closure, traffic will detour along the off- and on-ramps at 59th Avenue.

To avoid delays on I-10, motorists should plan ahead and consider alternate routes, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Alternate routes include Loop 101 west of Interstate 17 or exiting I-10 sooner and taking local streets to re-enter past the closure point.


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I-10 Traffic Impacts in Jacksonville This Week

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following I-10 traffic impacts in Duval County, through Friday, October 20, 2017

  • Continuous off-ramp closure from eastbound I-10 to southbound State Road 23 for paving and to install barrier walls. Follow detour route.
  • Continuous inside eastbound and westbound on and off-ramp closures on I-10 at State Road 23/Cecil Commerce Center Parkway for building the new interchange.

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I-10 Restricted in Arizona, Allow Extra Travel Time, Consider Alternate Routes

The ongoing Interstate 10 pavement-improvement project between State Route 587 (Casa Blanca Road) and the Gila River bridge south of Chandler will require overnight lane restrictions during the week of Oct. 15-20, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Drivers should allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following restrictions are in place:

East and westbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane in each direction in areas between SR 587 and the Gila River bridge from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights (Oct. 15-19) for the I-10 resurfacing project. Please allow extra travel time.

Alternate routes are available depending on direction of travel and destination. Riggs Road will serve as one local alternate route. State routes 87, 187 and 387 also can serve as alternate routes adjacent to I-10. I-10 drivers traveling beyond Phoenix area should consider avoiding the I-10 restrictions by using I-8 and SR 85.

The I-10 resurfacing project between the Gila River bridge and SR 587 is scheduled for completion this fall. ADOT will provide updated restriction information each week. Schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather and other factors.


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