It’s FINALLY here . . . Thanksgiving!!! And we here at The Arrangement are so ready for all the food, festivities, and family time! But unfortunately, we live in a big city, and big cities have BIG traffic. According to Google, Dallas is the fifth most congested city during the Thanksgiving holiday. Here are some helpful tips on how to avoid traffic during this holiday week by looking at cars on the road and analyzing Google Maps from Thanksgiving 2014.
Here are the top tips for traveling with ease:
– No matter what your plans are for the holiday, stay off the roads on Wednesday afternoon. Wednesday at 3 pm is the absolute worst time for traffic all week, but you should consider avoiding streets from 2-5 pm. If Wednesday is your only option, Google suggests leaving before 1 pm or after 6 pm.
– Thanksgiving Day has the lightest traffic of the week, with the heaviest congestion expected between 11 am and 1 pm.
– Schedule your return trip for Sunday. Avoid traveling on Saturday, as traffic on Dallas roadways is 22 percent worse at that time than Sunday. Black Friday traffic in Dallas is surprisingly lighter than traffic on Tuesday and Saturday, so coming home the day after Thanksgiving could save you some time — and sanity.
We will be closed the day of Thanksgiving so that our associates may enjoy the holidays with their families as well. But we will be back in business Friday morning at 10am. We hope you are able to get to your families with ease this holiday season, and from all of us here at The Arrangement: