If you're planning to take a driving trip for Thanksgiving, be aware of this Chicago street!
AAA predicts nearly 55 Americans will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday this year, with the majority of those people -- 49 million of them, to be exact -- driving to their destination. Overall, AAA says, 2022 is likely to be the third busiest travel year for Thanksgiving since 2000.
That means a lot more cars on roads and expressways across the country, especially in Chicago.
“Thanksgiving is one of the busiest holidays for road trips, and this year will be no different,” says Bob Pishue, Transportation Analyst at INRIX said in a release. According to INRIX, highways in and around Chicago, Atlanta, New York City and Los Angeles are expected to be the most congested.
In the city specifically, I-290 West from Morgan St. to Wolf Rd. is expected to see a 99% percent increase in traffic the Wednesday before the holiday during rush hour, INRIX says.