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More cars will be hitting the road this Memorial Day, with some of the worst delays Thursday afternoon.

A record-setting 1,077,600 Washington, D.C., metro residents will be traveling this weekend, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Travel volume in the region will be up more than 3% from last Memorial Day, notes INRIX, a travel analytics firm.

Travel delays will peak on southbound Interstate 95 around 5 p.m. Thursday.

The Washington metro area will see the heaviest traffic congestion on Memorial Day, as travelers all head home around the same time. Traffic heading north on I-95 is expected to peak at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

“If you know what’s good for you, avoid traveling around those hours and times when roads have historically been busiest,” said John B. Townsend II, AAA Mid-Atlantic’s manager of public and government affairs.

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