Best and worst times to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend

If you are making plans to hit the road this Memorial Day Holiday, you've got a lot of company.

AAA released peak travel times for some of the busiest freeways in Houston.

Heading to or from Galveston? You'll want to avoid Sunday at 2:15 p.m., if you drive the Gulf Freeway. Normal drive times are expected to double around that hour.

If you drive the Southwest Freeway, avoid Friday between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Travel times are expected to increase by almost 50 percent.

If you're heading out West on the Katy Freeway, perhaps for an Austin or San Antonio road trip, Thursday between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. is expected to see heavy traffic with speeds only about 23 miles per hour.

No matter which day you travel, the earlier you start your trip, the faster the drive.

Do you hate Houston traffic as much as we do? Join the club!
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