NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Traffic analysts think it's a good idea for drivers planning Memorial Day getaways to avoid roads at specific times.
AAA and INRIX researchers expect the worst Memorial Holiday weekend traffic will happen the Thursday and Friday before the holiday. Specifically, they think the most congestion on those days will happen in the late morning and early afternoon.
AAA expects 41.5 million Americans will take trips over the holiday weekend. That's the most memorial weekend travelers in more than 12 years.
Travelers will hit the road, facing the highest memorial weekend gas prices since 2014.