3.5 million vehicles could hit the road for the holiday

3.5 million vehicles could hit the road for the holiday

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, traffic is backed up on the New York State Thruway in Harriman, N.Y., due to a fatal crash on the northbound side of Interstate 87 in Woodbury. Government estimates show U.S. traffic deaths rose 8 percent for the first six months of 2015, following a slight decrease in 2014, according to a report released Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

The transit agency says recent traffic trends suggest an estimated 3.5 million vehicles could hit the road this week.

The Port Authority estimates bridge and tunnel ridership will match pre-pandemic levels of volumes between New Jersey and New York

In preparation for the surge, officials have suspended all lane closure for non-emergency construction through Thanksgiving weekend

(source News 12) (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)