The best routes for drivers before Memorial Day

May 25, 20220

Every year, the last Monday in May is celebrated in the states as Memorial Day.

On the eve of the three days off, more than 40 million US residents get behind the wheel and head to relatives and friends to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

It is expected that this year there will be 8.3% more vehicles on the roads than it was in 2021. It means that drivers from the large cities could stand in traffic jams twice (and even three times) longer than usual.

To save you time, we post INRIX data about the most successful routes and corridors for the period of May 26-27. As well as the recommended time for travel without congestion.

Worst Corridors and Times to Travel
Metro AreaCorridorPeak Congestion% Over Normal
AtlantaI-85 S, Clairmont Rd to MLK Dr5/26/22, 3:30-5:30pm128%
BostonI-93 S, Purchase St to MA-245/26/22, 2:30-4:30pm110%
ChicagoI-290 E, IL-110 to Racine Ave5/26/22, 3:30-5:30pm131%
DetroitI-96 W, 6 Mile Rd to Walled Lake5/27/22, 3:00-5:00pm65%
HoustonI-69 N, I-610 to I-105/27/22, 4:45-6:45pm88%
Los AngelesI-5 S, Colorado St to Florence Ave5/27/22, 4:45-6:45pm123%
New YorkI-278 W, Long Island Express to 39th St5/26/22, 3:15-5:15pm161%
San FranciscoI-80 W, Gilman St to Civic Center5/26/22, 5:45-7:45pm105%
SeattleI-5 S, WA-18 to WA-75/27/22, 5:00-7:00pm112%
Washington DCI-95 S, I-495 to VA-1235/26/22, 3:45-5:45pm77%
Daily Worst and Best Times to Travel
DayWorst TimeBest Time
Thursday1:00-8:00pmBefore 6:00am or After 9:00pm
Friday12:00-7:00pmBefore 7:00am or After 9:00pm
Saturday1:00-6:00pmBefore 10:00am
Sunday1:00-4:00pmBefore 10:00am
Monday1:00-4:00pmBefore 11:00am

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