Get ready for some traffic if you’re planning to head out on the Express Lanes for Memorial Day weekend.
According to a release, the Interstate 95 Express Lanes are expected to handle a large increase in traffic this weekend, as many head out to celebrate. Last year drivers took more than 171,000 trips on the Express Lanes for Memorial Day Weekend, according to a release.
The Express Lanes will also be working on a reverse schedule for the holiday weekend. Here’s the holiday schedule:
Thursday, May 26: Southbound reversal begins one hour earlier at 10 a.m.
Friday, May 27: Southbound reversal begins one hour earlier at 10 a.m.
Saturday, May 28: Normal operations – Lanes reverse to northbound at 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 29: Northbound Lanes will close around 7:30 a.m. The Rolling Thunder event will access the Lanes via Opitz Boulevard with the support of Express Assist crews. The Lanes will open around 11 a.m. again in the northbound direction
Monday, May 30: Express Lanes remain northbound all day
Tuesday, May 31: Normal operations – southbound reversal begins around 11 a.m. with Lanes opening by 1 p.m.
According to a release, the peak traffic time will be between this Thursday and Friday between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Delays will be worse on Friday, and will have the highest volume of drivers and toll rates, stated a release.
It is recommended that drivers attempt to leave before 12 p.m. on Thursday or after 6 p.m. on Friday, according to a release.