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2018 Labor Day Traffic Question

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2018 Labor Day Traffic Question

I will be spending Labor Day in Newport and need to be at Boston's Logan Airport at 5 PM for a 7 PM flight home. What time do I need to leave Newport in order to make my flight? Will there be heavy traffic on Labor Day?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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1. Re: 2018 Labor Day Traffic Question

I would say leave no later than 1:30 or 2PM. You will mostly be going against traffic but it will be busy.........did you want to consider the train??

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2. Re: 2018 Labor Day Traffic Question

Emily's advice is conservative because there is always heavy traffic getting into Boston, a major holdup can make it much worse. Also just getting out of Newport can take a while depending where your car is.

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3. Re: 2018 Labor Day Traffic Question

Usually during the week the hov lane takes away a lane inbound on the expressway, which causes havoc in that direction. On labor day there will be no hov lane so two o'clock looks good to leave Newport.

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4. Re: 2018 Labor Day Traffic Question

Thanks everyone - We will probably leave around 2 PM.

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