JULY 4th Holiday Travel
California____The California Department of
Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that travel experts
are predicting record breaking numbers of motorists (47 million Americans) on
the highways for the Fourth of July holiday.
This year the fourth
is Wednesday, in the middle of next week which has prompted many people to take
time off work to enjoy the festivities and travel to destinations in and out of
California. Reports predict that traffic will be heaviest on Tuesday
afternoon, July 3rd, between 3:30 P.M. and 5:30 P.M.
Below are some helpful travel tips
to make your trip a little more pleasant:
The best time
to leave is early before workday traffic on July 3.
There will be another break in traffic
later that evening.
* If you travel
on July 4 – leave between 4:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M.
to minimize time spent in traffic.
* The worst time
to travel is mid-afternoon on Tuesday July 3 and Wednesday 4.
* Firework shows
– try and leave the event as late as possible – after 10:00 P.M.
* Remember that
Sunday, July 8, will be the day that everyone is returning home!
very early or return on Monday, July 9th.
* Remember – designate a sober driver, have
a full tank of gas, cell phone and plenty of patience.
the Caltrans Quickmap at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ to check traffic and
incidents before you go. Follow us on Twitter @caltrans8.
Know before you go!