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Nothing is worse than sitting in traffic while you’re trying to enjoy a vacation. Here are the best times to travel for the upcoming holiday weekend.

NC Highways are expected to be very busy this Memorial Day weekend. According to AAA, 39.3 million drivers will travel more than 50 miles over the holiday weekend.

We’re here to help make sure you don’t get stuck in traffic jams.

Here are some traveling tips for Memorial Day weekend:

  • Leave early to get a head start on your drive. Travel at non-peak hours when possible;
  • Use alternate routes, when possible, to avoid traffic congestion
  • BUCKLE UP! North Carolina law enforcement will also be stepping up seat belt enforcement with a “Click It or Ticket” campaign scheduled to run May 22 through June 4.
  • Stay informed. Real-time travel information is available at

So when are the busiest travel times to leave over Memorial Day weekend?

  • Thursday, May 23th between 3-6pm.
  • Friday in the middle of the day (10am-3pm)
  • Monday between 10am and 3pm.


Safe travels!