6 million people expected to use PA Turnpike during holiday season

The PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) projects that 6.3 million vehicles will travel the Turnpike during the holiday period beginning Thursday, Dec. 20 and concluding with the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

The PTC expects Thursday and Friday of this week to be the most heavily traveled days with 675,000 vehicles on the roadway each day. The lightest travel days are projected to be December 29 with about 350,000 vehicles, followed by December 25 and 30 with about 410,000 vehicles each day.