Sunday, May 28, 2023

May bank holiday: what are the worst hours and days to travel and where will there be traffic jams?

This Friday, at three o’clock in the afternoon, special equipment was launched on the occasion of the bridge of 1 May, which will last until midnight of the 2nd in Madrid because of the holiday in this community, and in which the Directorate General de Traffic (DGT) will be able to save 6.5 km by road Million travel is expected.

During these five days, all human and physical resources of traffic, such as fixed and mobile speed control radars, as well as helicopters, drones, cameras and camouflage vans will be available to control the use of mobile phones and seat belts.

Special monitoring for the Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix of Jerez de la Frontera

With them, coverage would be given to significant movement of vehicles both long and short distances along the coast (mainly in Andalusia and the Levante) as well as in mountainous regions and towards other homes. This weekend, in addition, the Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix in Jerez de la Frontera is being held in Jerez, so Cádiz will have special relevance for motorcycle trips to this city, especially in reaching the circuit. Traffic has established a special regulation and monitoring device for this sporting event.

Likewise, this Saturday the 29th the traditional April fair ends in Seville, so access to the city of Seville could increase the intensity of their communication. The biggest increase in vehicles this Friday afternoon (particularly between 4:00 PM and 11:00 PM) and Saturday morning on the 29th (between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM) departures from major urban centers Will be in the direction of

May bank holiday: what are the worst hours and days to travel?

En route, complications may arise in the direction of cities on Monday, May 1 (between 4 and 11 p.m.) in all communities except Madrid, which is delayed until Tuesday, May 2 (between 1:00 p.m.) due to a holiday. Is. and 10:00 p.m.). To promote circulation, reversible and additional lanes will be installed at times of greatest traffic flow and alternate routes will be established. Similarly, work on highways will stop, the holding of sporting events and other events will be limited, and the movement of trucks will be restricted. Before hitting the road, DGT recommends checking the weather forecast and planning the journey along the safest route to avoid unforeseen incidents.

Following is DGT’s circulation forecast for May 1 – 2023, the days on which this special operation will take place:

Friday 28 April

In the early afternoon hours, there will be significant vehicular movement due to the start of the festive period of May 1 and the weekend, causing extreme intensification and traffic jams in the direction of departure from large urban centres, and also on main communication routes to tourist areas of the coast. , second residence and access to the mountains for the practice of sports, camping and camping, as the afternoon progresses and in the late evening they are placed in destination areas.

On this day, traffic management and regulation measures will be taken to facilitate movement of vehicles from major urban centers during the evening and night.

The inauspicious time of this day will be from 3:00 pm to 12:00 noon.

Saturday 29 April

From the early morning hours, heavy traffic will continue in the direction out of the major urban centers and itineraries that link rest areas, the coast and second homes, as well as mountain populations, with higher traffic intensity and retention, for now. For late mornings, place them in destination areas.

Also on this day traffic management and regulation measures will be put in place in the morning in favor of vehicular exit from major urban centres.

Similarly, due to the celebration of the Spanish Motorcycling Grand Prix, access to the Circuito de Jerez will be a conflict.

The inauspicious time of this day will be from 8 am to 3 pm.

Sunday April 30

This Sunday, morning traffic intensification can be seen in the direction out of large urban centres, in local movements and in short distance journeys to leisure, recreation and entertainment areas near them. Local displacements generated in the morning will intensify in the return direction in the evening-night.

In addition, on this day, on the occasion of the celebration of the Spanish Motorcycling Grand Prix in Jerez, access to the circuit will be conflicting first in the morning, for the afternoon and exit to the circuit once the race is over due to the current conflict and fans’ return to their native places.

During this day, no significant vehicular movement is expected creating hours of adverse circulation.

In the afternoon, the withdrawal of the 1 May celebration period will begin in all autonomous communities except the Community of Madrid, presenting traffic problems in the main communication road axes that transmit the entire withdrawal movement to these communities, increasing their intensity. stand out for. Common interest networks, motorways and dual carriageways.

On this day, traffic management and regulation measures will be established throughout the afternoon and night to favor the entry of these communities into large urban centres.

The roads of the autonomous communities affected by the highest traffic intensity in this operation will be the following:

Highways: Associated Press-4, Associated Press-7, A-4, A-7, A-44, A-45, A-49,

A-66, A-92, A-92M and MA-20

Highways: Associated Press-2, Associated Press-68, A-2 and A-23 / N-330

Highways: Associated Press-66, A-8, A-66 and N-634

Highways: A-8, A-67, S-10 and S-30

Highways: Associated Press-36, A-3, A-4, A-5, A-30, A-31, A-40, A-41 and A-42

Highways: Associated Press-1, Associated Press-6, A-1, A-6, A-52, A-62, A-66, A-67 and N-630

Classes: Associated Press-2, Associated Press-7, A-2, N-145, N-340, C-14, C-16, C-28, C-31, C-32 and C-35

Highways: Associated Press-7, A-3, A-7 and N-332

Highways: Associated Press-9, A-6, A-8, A-52, A-55 and N-550

Highways: MA-1, MA-13, MA-19 and MA-20

Highways: Associated Press-7, A-7 and A-30

Highways: Associated Press-15, Associated Press-68, A-1, A-10, A-12, A-15, A-21, A-68, N-121 and N-121-A

Highways: Associated Press-8, Associated Press-68, A-1 and A-8

Highways: Associated Press-68, N-111 and N-232

The inauspicious time of this day will be from 3:00 pm to 12:00 noon.

Tuesday 2 May

On this working day, in all communities except Madrid, there will be normal movement during peak working hours of entry/exit in large urban centres.

In the Community of Madrid, as it is celebrated on this regional holiday, short distance routes will be introduced to leisure and entertainment areas close to the urban centers of this community. In this same community and its sphere of influence, the return of the celebration period “May 1 – 2023” will occur, mainly in the afternoon, presenting circulation problems in the main communication road axes that channel the entire return movement to this community , stands out for its intensity of general interest, the network of motorways and expressways, later in the evening-night, transfers these problems to the reach of large urban centres.

The return that will take place on this day will affect both the roads of the Community of Madrid and the roads of neighboring communities due to the intense long-distance traffic, the following are the roads with the highest traffic intensity:

Highways: Associated Press-36, A-3, A-4, A-5, A-30, A-31, A-40, A-41 and A-42

Highways: Associated Press-7, A-3, A-7 and N-332

Highways: Associated Press-6, A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, A-6 and M-40

Highways: Associated Press-6, A-1 and N-6

The inauspicious time of this day will be from 12 to 23 hours.

Timely information will allow us to decide on the most suitable route and avoid inconveniences.

  • Through bulletins broadcast by the Traffic Information Service by various radio stations throughout the national territory.
  • via phone 011.
  • Social network Twitter: @DGTes @InformacionDGT
  • get off the road in extreme conditions

  • When, on account of excessive rainfall or extreme weather conditions, movement is difficult and dangerous to road safety, it shall proceed to stop the road at a suitable place, until conditions permit the resumption of travel. Would have given
  • Communicate at the destination about possible extension of travel time due to adverse weather conditions.
  • Assistance and Road Maintenance Services

  • attention to surveillance forces, emergencies and road maintenance vehicles, which must be able to reach any point on the road; Therefore, any driver meeting them should facilitate their march.
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