While holiday traffic will be considerably less due to the stay-at-home pandemic orders, you can still expect some holiday traffic over the next few days for Thanksgiving.
So when are the best and worst times to travel?
According to AAA , If you plan to travel from the Chicago area and want to avoid the rush, the most heaviest traffic is expected to be around 4 p.m. Wednesday. **The busiest corridor is expected to be I-290 West from the University of Illinois at Chicago to Jackson Boulevard.
Pre-Turkey day, the best time to travel is around 3 a.m. Wednesday. The best time for post-Thanksgiving travel is 4 a.m. Friday.
Also, keep in mind if you are flying somewhere, ORD is reporting that this is their busiest time of the year since the start of the pandemic so be sure to check travel times!
Plus, extra ways to stay safe at the airport are to download your airline’s app to scan your ticket (as opposed to handling and handing off a paper ticket), bring lots of hand sanitizer and wear that mask!
Stay safe Chicago and have a great Thanksgiving!