Finest, worst occasions to be out on Mass. roads week of Thanksgiving

Finest, worst occasions to be out on Massachusetts roads the week of Thanksgiving



WEATHER FORECAST. RHONDELLA: GOOD NEWS AND THE WEATHER DEPARTMENT. THANK YOU, MICHAEL. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE TRAVELING FOR THANKSGIVING, WHICH IS NOW JUST FOUR DAYS AWAY. IT’S GOING TO BE A BUSY TIME FOR TRAVELERS THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND. HERE TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR TRIP IS MASSDOT HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATOR JONATHAN GULLIVER. JONATHAN, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS SUNDAY MORNING. JONATHAN: GOOD MORNING. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. KAREN: A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL BE DRIVING. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BEST AND WORST TIMES FOR PEOPLE TO BE OUT ON MAJOR ROADS LIKE THE PIKE, 93, 128, AND 495? JONATHAN: WELL, A GOOD RULE OF THUMB THIS COMING WEEK ESPECIALLY AS ANY DAY OR TIME YOU TYPICALLY HAVE SOME CONGESTION, YOU CAN EXPECT TO HAVE A LOT MORE OF IT ON THAT TYPICAL DAY. MONDAY AFTERNOON COMMUTE, TUESDAY AFTERNOON COMMUTE, YOU WILL HAVE A LOT MORE CONGESTION. THE HEAVIEST TRAVEL DAYS OF THE WEEK FOR MOST PEOPLE TYPICALLY WILL BE TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT ROAD YOU ARE ON. YOU WILL SEE HEAVY TRAFFIC. COMING BACK, THE HEAVIEST DAY BY FAR AS SUNDAY. THAT IS THE DAY WHERE IT STARTS FROM 11:00 A.M. AND FOR SOME ROADWAYS IT GOES WELL INTO THE NIGHT THROUGH 9:00 P.M. WITH PEOPLE COMING BACK. BEST DAY TO TRAVEL IS ACTUALLY THANKSGIVING. IF YOU HAVE A DAYTRIP YOU ARE GOING TO TRY TO MAKE IT IS ONLY ONE HOUR OR TWO AWAY, IF YOU DRIVE ON THANKSGIVING, THAT WILL BE YOUR BEST DAY OF THE WEEK. RHONDELLA: MANY PEOPLE ARE FLYING IN AND OUT OF LOGAN AIRPORT. ANY ADVICE FOR THOSE TRAVELERS? JONATHAN: PLAN ON GETTING THERE EARLY FOR SURE. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT DAY IT IS THIS COMING WEEK NOW, YOU WILL HAVE A LOT MORE TRAFFIC THROUGHOUT THE DAY. SO, REALLY PLAN ON LEAVING EARLY IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE GETTING THERE FOR A FLIGHT. THAT IS FOR SURE. KAREN: WHAT SERVICE CHANGES DO PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IF THEY’RE PLANNING TO TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION LIKE TRAINS, BUSES, AND FERRIES? JONATHAN: SO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WILL BE A GOOD OPTION THROUGHOUT MOST OF THE WEEK. THEY WILL BE RUNNING ON A HOLIDAY SCHEDULE. ON FRIDAY, THAT IS ACROSS-THE-BOARD FOR ALL SERVICES. WE RECOMMEND WHATEVER TRIP YOU WILL TAKE, CHECK OUT THE ASSOCIATED WEBSITE TO GET SOME DETAILS ABOUT WHAT LINE YOU ARE CURRENTLY NOT — YOU ARE TRAVELING ON, JUST TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR OPTIONS WELL KNOWN. WE HAVE OUR TRAVELER INFORMATION WEBSITE WITH A CALENDAR THAT SHOWS WHICH DAYS ARE GOOD AND BAD TO TRAVEL ON FOR THIS COMING WEEK. HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU CHECK THAT OUT. RHONDELLA: THAT IS A GREAT TOOL. CAN YOU TELL US WHAT MOVIE IS BEING FILLED ON THE TOE — FILMED ON THE TOBIN BRIDGE? JONATHAN: THAT I DON’T KNOW. WE HAVE A LOT OF THOSE GOING ON THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND I HAVE LOST TRACK WHICH ONE IS OUT THERE TODAY. RHONDELLA: VERY EXCITING. THANK YOU. JONATHAN GULLIVER WITH MASSDOT,

Finest, worst occasions to be out on Massachusetts roads the week of Thanksgiving

MassDOT Freeway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver joined NewsCenter 5 to offer some vacation journey ideas.

MassDOT Freeway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver joined NewsCenter 5 to offer some vacation journey ideas.

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