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Christmas holiday travel forecast announced for West Virginia Turnpike

December 20th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

The West Virginia Parkways Authority is gearing up for a busy Christmas holiday travel season. The West Virginia Turnpike is expecting 1.33 million transactions on the Turnpike over the 13-day travel period from Thursday, December 21, 2023, through Tuesday, January 2, 2024. The West Virginia Parkways Authority reviewed last year’s travel numbers and data from 2017, which had the same travel days for the week of Christmas and New Year’s Day as 2023, to formulate the travel forecast. Traffic volume is expected to be about the same as 2022 travel figures, or slightly higher.