To help you get to your Thanksgiving destination as quickly and effortlessly as possible, Caltrans is suspending construction closures over the Thanksgiving holiday, Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 6 a.m. to Sunday, Dec. 1 at 11:59 p.m. Keep in mind, however, that closures may be necessary for emergency maintenance work or for accident response and cleanup.
To avoid getting caught in a traffic backup (and especially if you're catching a plane), check the Caltrans QuickMap before you leave or call 511 for real-time traffic info. Also, if possible, avoid traveling during peak hours. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, many people head out on Wednesday afternoon or evening, and come home Sunday.
Wherever your travels take you, buckle up, drive safe and go easy on the pumpkin pie. And remember, those who cook do not clean up.