Best Time for Utahns to Travel During Thanksgiving

Our patients at Platinum Dental Care know how hard traveling can be on the roads throughout the holidays. Not only does the forecast indicate we’ll have snow well before Thanksgiving day, but road construction is a given no matter where you are planning on traveling to.

If you plan on driving anywhere for the holiday, here are some good times to head out based on annual travel patterns around this time of year in Utah:

Tuesday 11/22: Morning traffic will be quieter than normal, but by 1pm expect traffic to begin to ramp up. 4pm-8pm will be the busiest time on the roads today.

Wednesday 11/23: Lighter traffic in the morning than we’re used to seeing on an average weekday, with early departures positively affecting your work commute. By 11am, expect the roads to start crowding with peak traffic between 3pm-7pm.

Thursday 11/24: Happy Thanksgiving! Traffic should be light and similar to a Sunday’s traffic flow. Get off the roads anyway, however, and go eat some turkey.

Friday 11/25: Traffic will behave similar to a weekend day. Most people will be off the roads, but it will likely be busy near large shopping center intersections.

Saturday 11/26: Thursday and Friday were your two days of this week that behave like regular weekend traffic. Expect some early departures and an overall increase on traffic for the entire day.

Sunday 11/27: Yes, you have work tomorrow. Yes, you need to go home if you haven’t already. Traffic will be heaviest bet ween 1pm-6pm, so do your best to leave in the morning or later evening. Regardless of when you’ll leave, however, expect heavier traffic than usual.

At Platinum Dental Care we care first and foremost about your safety. Good luck and safe travels over the upcoming holiday and Happy Thanksgiving!

Dr. Blackhurst is a great family dentist in Sugarhouse, Utah. Give his office a call before or after Thanksgiving to take advantage of your dental benefits before the end of the year and prevent any damage incurred by holiday goodies.

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