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These are the best and worst times to travel Houston freeways this Thanksgiving holiday week

Best, worst times to hit Houston freeways this Thanksgiving holiday

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Expect traffic to be up to 73 percent busier this week in certain areas.  Photo courtesy of ABC13

This Thanksgiving week, expect to see some major delays around our freeways. According to AAA, more than four million Texans are expected to travel for the holiday. That's almost five percent busier than last year.

The agency has also predicted where you will see the slowest traffic, and when:

Some of the heaviest traffic is predicted Monday, November 19, on Beltway 8 East, from 249 to US-59, around 3 pm. Traffic is expected to be nearly three times busier than usual.

Also on Monday, on the Southwest Freeway, try to avoid a big spike in traffic around 5 pm, with a 23 percent increase in traffic.

On Tuesday, November 20 you can expect a whopping 73 percent increase in traffic around 2 pm on I-45 — the Gulf Freeway.

On I-10 East, around 5:30 pm, traffic is supposed to be 44 percent busier than normal.

Then at 6:45 pm, traffic will be twice as heavy as the regular commute on I-45 North.

Your best time to hit the road is early on Thanksgiving Day.


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