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211MassDOT advises motorists to anticipate heavy traffic volumes on the Massachusetts Turnpike Friday afternoon ahead of Veterans Day.

While it is not expected to be a top travel day, Friday may turn out to be one of the top 40 busiest travel days of the year on the Turnpike. Taking into account historic holiday data and toll transaction counts from last Veterans Day, we anticipate approximately 335,000 toll transactions Friday night on the Western Turnpike.

In comparison, on the Friday before Columbus Day more than 362,000 transactions were counted between Weston and the New York Border. The high volume of vehicles resulted in significant traffic delays in the afternoon and evening. MassDOT toll booths across the Commonwealth will be adequately staffed to handle the volume of regular commuters and those who may be taking advantage of a three-day weekend.

Check MassDOT Live Traffic Cameras before you travel.  State, federal, and municipal offices, including RMV branch offices, are closed on Monday.  MBTA customers can expect regular weekday service throughout the system.

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