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Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Tips And Resources

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Here are a few resources to check out before traveling this holiday weekend:

AIRPORT: TSA guide for travelers

How to get through the lines faster

Related WAMU story: "Passengers React To Airport Security Measures"

METRO: WMATA's Web site says Metro will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, from 7 a.m. to midnight, and will open one hour early at 4 a.m., on Friday "in anticipation of Black Friday, traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the holiday season."

Metro Rider Tools

Related WAMU story: "Metro To Ramp Up Service For Holiday Travelers"

D.C. Traffic camera interactive map

D.C. Transportation information

MARYLAND: The Maryland State Highway Administration reports that "major delays and significant congestion are expected over the next several days along northbound I-95 in Maryland, particularly on Wednesday...all non-emergency roadwork on SHA-maintained roadways will be suspended between Wednesday, November 24 at 9 a.m. and Monday morning, Nov. 29."

Coordinated Highways Action Response Team (CHART) Provides live traffic video, real-time traffic maps, weather-related information and long-term closure information in Maryland.

Related WAMU story: "Police Will Be Out In Force For Holiday Weekend"

VIRGINIA: The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that temporary lane closures in place for construction or maintenance will be removed from noon on Wednesday until noon on Monday, but "any permanent construction barriers will remain in place."

Also, the department's Web site predicts, based on data from the last few years, that "the heaviest traffic volume on the interstate system will likely occur from noon and 8 p.m. on the day before Thanksgiving." And the heaviest traffic on the return trip is expected to be on Sunday afternoon.

Interactive map of Virginia shows Thanksgiving holiday travel trends

Trip planning in Virginia VDOT's Customer Service Center: 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623)

Related WAMU story: "Police Will Be Out In Force For Holiday Weekend"

OTHER RESOURCES: Mid-Atlantic AAA Web site

News Releases related to travel in the Mid-Atlantic region

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