Roadways, airways busy this holiday weekend

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A record number of people are hitting the road this Memorial Day Weekend.

AAA puts the number at  38 million, the most since 2005.

Expect the airports to be busy too, but the TSA says it's added more staffers to help reduce wait times going through security.

The TSA says those four hour wait times travelers were seeing at the beginning of the month just to get through security are down to 42 minutes at O’Hare and 44 at Midway.

The TSA added 32 officers at O’Hare and eight canine units to help speed up the process.  If the numbers add up, it will be a big relief for the 1.7 million passengers expected to pass through Chicago’s airports this weekend.
For the roads, IDOT has suspended all non-emergency roadwork throughout the state until midnight Tuesday.  That means more lanes will be open, helping you get to where you’re going quicker.  But don’t be fooled, you’re going to run into lots of traffic, especially on 294 with people heading to Wisconsin or Michigan.

For those sticking close to Chicago, there's plenty to do.  WGN's Patrick Elwood has more on that:




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