CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Parkways Authority announces that, for the 6-day Thanksgiving Holiday travel period from Tuesday, November 20 through Sunday, November 25, traffic on the West Virginia Turnpike was down 1.74% from the same period last year.
There were 774,735 toll transactions this year compared to 788,444 last year. Wednesday, November 21, had the most transactions of 173,917 followed by Sunday, November 25, with 173,872. The least transactions occurred on Thursday, November 22, with 74,492. Tandem toll booths were used on Sunday, November 25, to speed up traffic during the busiest travel times between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Greg Barr, General Manager of the Turnpike said, “There were some back-ups of traffic in the mid to late afternoon on Sunday due to high volumes of traffic but overall the back-ups were minimal during the Thanksgiving travel period and there were no major accidents.”