CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As more people are back at work, the traffic in the area can be a pain. However, is there a day that's worse for traffic than others?
Is there a day when the evening rush hour traffic is heavier than others in Charlotte?
Yes, there is a day when the evening rush hour traffic is heavier than others in Charlotte. That day is Thursday.
WHAT WE FOUND:
When gathering their traffic information, both, tell us there is a clear-cut day and time frame where traffic is the heaviest.
"Thursday afternoon Thursday evenings are the worst, between 4 pm and 6 pm," D’Arruda said.
"The worst hour in charlotte is pretty standard for most cities in the world," Brouwer added. "It's Thursday afternoon between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., which is the worst moment to travel in Charlotte."
According to data collected by Tom-Tom, traveling after 6 p.m. on Thursday could save you up to three hours per year for a 30-minute commute.
"At this hour on Thursday, between five and six, it takes you 35% longer to get to a to b compared to midnight conditions," Brouwer said.
D'arruda said for the last several years, Thursday afternoon rush hour has held the title of the worst time of traffic.
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