Memorial Day weekend traffic woes are getting started early.
A crash on the Expressway northbound in Milton has traffic backing up beyond the Braintree Split.
Accident, left lane blocked in #Milton on Expwy NB at EX 11 – Granite Ave, stop and go traffic back to Braintree Split, delay of 8 mins
— TTN Boston (@TotalTrafficBOS) May 27, 2016
State officials are attempting to make things a bit easier for drivers in anticipation of the heavy volume that accompanies Friday afternoons heading into a holiday weekend.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced that the HOV lane of the Southeast Expressway southbound opens at 1 p.m. Friday.
— Mass. Transportation (@MassDOT) May 27, 2016
On the department’s website, holiday weekend drivers are advised to try to avoid hitting the roads during peak traffic hours.
The heaviest traffic is observed during Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm and 7pm on those days.
Get full traffic information here.