Everyone and their mother is traveling this Memorial Day.
Or so AAA says. According to a new report, AAA expects 41.5 million people to hit the road this weekend.
That's a whopping 5% higher than last year.
So, what exactly does this mean for travelers? Expect some delays. INRIX, which focuses on global transportation, believes that travel delays on major roads could be up to three times longer than normal.
The busiest days, according to the company will be Thursday, May 24, and Friday, May 25. INRIX predicts that the busiest travel times during those days will be in the late afternoon. "Several major U.S. metros could experience double the travel times compared to a normal trip, while New Yorkers could see three times the delay," said AAA and INRIX.
"Ranked the most congested country in the world, U.S. drivers are all too familiar with sitting in traffic," said Graham Cookson, chief economist and head of research at INRIX. "Drivers should expect congestion across a greater number of days than in previous years, with the getaway period starting on Wednesday, May 23. Our advice to drivers is to avoid peak commute times in major cities altogether—traveling late morning or early afternoon—or plan alternative routes."
Travelers should plan accordingly if they don't want to get stuck in the mayhem that is holiday travel.