Planning to hit the road this Labor Day weekend? Turns out, you’re not the only one who thought it was a good idea. So did many of your fellow Americans.
According the the Chicago Sun Times,
Airlines expect 1.1 million people to fly through O’Hare and 292,000 to fly through Midway between Thursday and Monday, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation.
Friday will be the busiest travel day of the four-day period, with O’Hare expected to see 263,932 passengers while Midway expects 59,704.
The Illinois Tollway expects about 8 million vehicles to pass through the 294-mile system Friday through Tuesday, Sept. 3. The heaviest traffic is anticipated on Friday when almost 2 million cars are expected to be on the road.