CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) – Officials for the West Virginia Parkways Authority are expecting the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the following Sunday to be two of the heaviest traffic days on the West Virginia Turnpike.

Traffic from Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, through Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, is expected to be about 730,000 vehicles.

“Wednesday and Sunday of Thanksgiving week are typically two of the busiest travel days we experience on the West Virginia Turnpike during the entire year. We expect 730,000 vehicles will pass through our toll facilities during the six-day period. As always, the Parkways Authority will be fully prepared for high volumes of travel during Thanksgiving week. In addition to Toll Operations and Maintenance being fully prepared, we will have additional traffic flaggers staged at each toll plaza as well as additional troopers from West Virginia State Police Troop 7 and Courtesy Patrol members for motorist assistance. Motorists are reminded that E-ZPass is accepted in all lanes, and we encourage all owners of passenger vehicles to take advantage of our Single Fee Discount Program for $26.25 annually for unlimited use of the West Virginia Turnpike. Sign up today at wvturnpike.com.”

Jeff Miller, executive director of the Parkways Authority

Miller expects 156,000 vehicles to pass through Turnpike toll booths on Wednesday, Nov. 23, and 165,000 on Sunday, Nov. 27.