Here’s where and when the Chicago area’s Memorial Day traffic jams are most severe


With more than 42 million Americans expected to travel over Memorial Day weekend, researchers say there are certain times of the day when traffic congestion is at its worst.

ah, Cooperation with traffic analysis website INRIXrecently released a study of peak travel hours on holiday weekends, identifying the road segments where holiday seekers have the most impact on traffic.

According to these researchers, the busiest road in the Chicago area will be the eastbound lane of Interstate 94 between Milwaukee and Chicago.

The estimated travel time between these two cities increases by more than 30% during peak congestion, which is expected to occur around 5pm on Thursday.

Travelers traveling between Chicago and Milwaukee on the westbound side of Interstate 94 are likely to experience the worst traffic around 11 a.m. Saturday, researchers said.

Other parts of the country, such as Seattle’s Interstate 90 and Boston’s Pilgrim Highway, could double travel times.

According to AAA and INRIX, weekend travel times are worst on Thursdays and Fridays between 3pm and 6pm, with round-trip travel between 12pm and 3pm on May 29 and afternoon on May 30. It is expected to occur between 4:00 and 6:00. is expected to be the busiest.

“Knowing when and where traffic jams occur can help drivers avoid the stress of sitting in traffic jams,” INRIX’s Bob Pisch said in a statement. “Our advice is to avoid driving during peak hours or use another route.”


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Written by Natalia Chi

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