Busy travel weekend in New York and New Jersey as Memorial Day approaches

Memorial Day Weekend travel has officially begun as people hit the roads, take the rails, and flock to New York-area airports.

This holiday weekend, the Port Authority is anticipating a staggering 4.2 million individuals to pass through its bridges and tunnels, while an additional 2.2 million people are expected to travel via its airports.

During the six-day travel peak, which started on Thursday and will continue until Tuesday, it is essential to consider both flying and driving options when traveling to and from the New York area.

A staggering 38.4 million individuals are projected to embark on journeys via the nation’s highways and roads.

Travel on the road is projected to surpass pre-pandemic levels for the first time.

The Port Authority conducted a news conference on Wednesday in anticipation of the upcoming holiday weekend.

“We have halted all non-essential construction activities across our Hudson River crossings. To ensure the smooth functioning of our facilities, we are deploying additional staff members at various locations, including PATH stations, the crossings, and the airports,” stated Rick Cotton, the Executive Director of the Port Authority.

The most congested time on Fridays for drivers is between noon and 7 p.m.

It is recommended to depart before 11 a.m. or after 8 p.m.

Gas prices have slightly decreased from a few weeks ago, but they are still higher than before.

The average price of gasoline across the country is $3.61 per gallon.

The price of gas in New York is slightly higher, at $3.68, while in New Jersey it is $3.51 and in Connecticut it is $3.67.

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