Busy Thanksgiving Travel Day Ahead, Drivers Asked to Slow Down and Use Patience on the Roads
It’s the eve of one of the busiest travel days of the year,
and drivers across the state are being asked to travel with caution as they
head to their destination for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Triple-A expects more than 55 million people will travel this
Thanksgiving, with 49 million of those expected to drive this year. That number
is the most since 2005 and an increase of nearly three percent from last year.
Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation expect
peak travel periods to be from Noon until 8 pm on Wednesday and again on
Sunday, when both holiday travelers and hunters return home. Most highway
construction has wrapped up for the year, but travelers are still asked to
monitor the weather, watch for deer and deer hunters and be prepared for the
potential of heavy traffic on major travel corridors.
For information on travel conditions and incidents, drivers
can visit the 511 Wisconsin website at 511wi.gov, download the 511 App or
follow on Twitter @511WI.