May 24, 2024 - News

🚘 How to navigate Memorial Day traffic in Utah

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Utahns, brace for busy roads throughout Memorial Day weekend.

The big picture: This holiday weekend is expected to be the busiest in almost 20 years, with almost 44 million nationwide planning to leave town, per AAA.

  • Airports are expected to see the biggest crowds since 2005.
  • Travelers are advised to arrive at the airport two hours before a domestic flight takes off or three hours before an international one.

State of play: Most construction projects will pause to alleviate traffic during the holiday weekend, per the Utah Department of Transportation.

  • Drivers should expect delays of up to 25 minutes this afternoon when traveling on southbound I-15 in Salt Lake County, per UDOT. Those traveling in Davis and Weber County on I-15 could encounter 10-minute delays.

Fun fact: If you're hitting the road, you can expect to pay less for gas this year than last. As of May 23, the average price for a regular gallon of gas in Utah is $3.65, down from $4.09 per gallon the same time last year.

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