1 Million Maryland Residents Expected to Travel for Thanksgiving

State Police and the State Highway Administration will have increased presence this week

Frederick, MD – Thanksgiving day is almost here with many Marylanders planning for holiday travels.

WFMD went out this week, asking local residents about their Thanksgiving plans and if they intend to travel.

“This year, we’re going down to Charlottesville,” Kyle of Damascus said. “[We’ll] hopefully take a couple of the Harleys out for a ride, enjoy the mountains and come home for some good old turkey and some pumpkin pie.”

Kyle won’t be the only one traveling for Thanksgiving.

AAA Mid-Atlantic forecasts more than one-million Marylanders to be on the roads during the holiday season.

“We usually all come to my grandmas house,” Candy from Frederick said. “It’s a big family so some people have to sit on the floor… But we enjoy it.”

AAA says traffic will be very heavy Wednesday evening, as motorists begin their drive to their vacation destinations, and will share the roads with drivers who are coming home from work.

The State Highway Administration says it will boost services during the holiday on high travel areas such as Interstates 270 and 95, and Route 50.

Maryland State Police will also have extra troopers on patrol, keeping an eye out for distracted, impaired, and aggressive driving.

Information on Maryland traffic and road closures can be found at https://chart.maryland.gov/.

By Timothy Young