Thanksgiving Brings Extra Helping Of Traffic



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When you hit the highway this holiday, chances are you’ll have a lot of company. Traffic on the days leading up to Thanksgiving is just about as predictable as turkey and stuffing. Tuesday night travelers crawled for hours in a 30-mile backup on the Massachusetts Turnpike heading west from Boston.

Bill Steffans, vice president of McMahon Associates, a transportation planning and traffic engineering firm in Boston, joined All Things Considered’s Steve Brown to talk about traffic patterns and the engineering fixes that might help ease them.