Tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 19, will be the busiest travel day across the state of Massachusetts ahead of the upcoming Christmas holiday, according to AAA Northeast.
Between the hours of 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM, travel will be 3.5 times heavier than normal.
“’Tis the season for holiday travel, and more Americans than ever will journey to spend time with friends and family or choose to take a vacation,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs at AAA Northeast. “Strong economic growth fueled by robust consumer spending continues to drive strong demand for seasonal travel. With a record-breaking one-third of the country choosing to travel this holiday, roadways and airports are sure to be busy.”
AAA forecasts that 2.45 million Massachusetts residents will travel during the holiday season — 2.1 million of those people will travel by car.
The year-end holiday travel period is defined as Saturday, December 22 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The 11-day span is one day longer than last year, due to Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on Tuesdays this year.