Holiday Weekend Tips for Traveling on the Interstate

Photo: Transurban

For those skipping this year’s Memorial Day festival in Falls Church and headed out of town, Transurban, operators of the express lanes on I-95 and 495, has released holiday weekend travel tips.

According to Transurban, traffic will likely be heaviest on Thursday and Friday and if you’re headed south, the best times to travel are on Thursday before 3 p.m. or after 7 p.m., on Friday before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m. and on Saturday before 9 a.m. or after noon.

The toll-road operator says drivers took 245,000 trips on 95 express lanes over the holiday weekend in 2018 and those who took the toll lanes saved an average of 40 minutes during busy travel times.