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Best Time to Hit the Road on Massachusetts Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend travelers are urged to use public transportation as highway officials expect a higher volume of travel. “We are expecting a very busy travel weekend for next Memorial Day,” said Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver. “Traffic congestion is expected to increase on Thursday afternoon and will be much heavier than normal on Friday afternoon.” Construction operations for the Sumner Tunnel Restoration Project will be suspended and the tunnel will remain open Friday through Monday. Using traffic data, MassDOT has created a traffic forecast for the holiday weekend. Friday is expected to be the busiest tourist day. On Saturday, drivers are advised to avoid traveling in the morning and traffic is expected to be lighter in the evening. On Sunday and Monday, traffic is expected to be heaviest between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. All Commonwealth of Massachusetts offices are closed, including Registry of Motor Vehicles customer service center locations across the state. Customers can complete more than 40 RMV transactions online using the RMV website at www.mass.gov/RMV. Additionally, the MBTA has released the following information: On Monday, all subway, bus and The RIDE services will operate on a Sunday schedule. Orange Line passengers are reminded of the upcoming suspension of service between Wellington and Back Bay beginning Tuesday. East Boston, Charlestown and Lynn ferry service will operate on a weekend schedule. Ferry service from Hingham/Hull/Logan to Boston will operate on a Sunday schedule. The direct ferry route from Hingham to Boston and the Winthrop/Quincy route will not have service. The commuter train will operate on a weekend schedule. Riders are also encouraged to use the $10 holiday weekend pass, which will be accepted for travel during all three days of federal holiday weekends beginning with Memorial Day weekend. On the roads, no work will be allowed from 5 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Tuesday. The I-93 Boston-Quincy high occupancy vehicle lane will roll out early for the holiday weekend opening at 2 pm Thursday and 1 pm Friday. The HOV lane will not be deployed on Monday and will return to its normal schedule on Tuesday. For those flying in and out of Boston Logan International Airport, Massport expects an increase in passengers over the holiday weekend and urges the use of public transportation. and HOV modes like the MBTA Blue and Silver Lines (FREE from Logan) and Logan Express.

Memorial Day weekend travelers are urged to use public transportation as highway officials expect a higher volume of travel.

“We are expecting a very busy travel weekend for next Memorial Day,” said Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver. “Traffic congestion is expected to increase on Thursday afternoon and will be much heavier than normal on Friday afternoon.”

Construction operations on the Sumner Tunnel Restoration Project will be suspended and the tunnel will remain open Friday through Monday.

Using traffic data, MassDOT has created a traffic forecast for the holiday weekend. Friday is expected to be the busiest tourist day. On Saturday, drivers are advised to avoid traveling in the morning and traffic is expected to be lighter in the evening. On Sunday and Monday, traffic is expected to be heaviest between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

All Commonwealth of Massachusetts offices are closed, including Registry of Motor Vehicles customer service center locations across the state. Customers can complete more than 40 RMV transactions online using the RMV website at www.mass.gov/RMV.

Additionally, the MBTA has released the following information:

On Monday, all metro, bus and The RIDE services will operate on a Sunday schedule. Orange Line passengers are reminded of the upcoming suspension of service between Wellington and Back Bay beginning Tuesday.

East Boston, Charlestown and Lynn ferry service will operate on a weekend schedule. Ferry service from Hingham/Hull/Logan to Boston will operate on a Sunday schedule. The direct ferry route from Hingham to Boston and the Winthrop/Quincy route will not have service.

The Commuter Train will operate on a weekend schedule. Riders are also encouraged to use the $10 holiday weekend pass, which will be accepted for travel during all three days of federal holiday weekends beginning with Memorial Day weekend.

On the roads, no work will be allowed from 5 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Tuesday. The I-93 Boston-Quincy high occupancy vehicle lane will roll out early for the holiday weekend opening at 2 pm Thursday and 1 pm Friday. The HOV lane will not be deployed on Monday and will return to its normal deployment schedule on Tuesday.

For those flying in and out of Boston Logan International Airport, Massport expects an increase in passengers over the holiday weekend and encourages the use of public transportation and HOV modes such as the MBTA Blue and Silver Lines (FREE from Logan) and Logan Express. .