Tis The Season for 5.2 Million Travelers on PA Turnpike

As the jolly old man in the bright red suit gets ready for his big trip from the North Pole, so, too, are millions of drivers who are planning their holiday travels. The PA Turnpike has planned for an influx of travelers who will be on the roadway over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday travel period.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission projects 5.2 million vehicles will be on our 564-miles of roadway between Friday, Dec. 22 and Monday, Jan. 1. The projection is about two percent higher than traffic volumes from the same period last year.

Daily traffic projections for the holiday period are as follows:

Friday, Dec. 22610,000Thursday, Dec. 28580,000
Saturday, Dec. 23450,000Friday, Dec. 29600,000
Sunday, Dec. 24385,000Saturday, Dec. 30375,000
Monday, Dec. 25400,000Sunday, Dec. 31325,000
Tuesday, Dec. 26550,000Monday, Jan. 1, 2024335,000
Wednesday, Dec. 27590,000TOTAL 5,200,000