Thanksgiving week travel guide: Traffic, gas prices and mall hours


According to AAA, more than 2.1 million Ohioans, are planning to travel at least 50 miles from home between Wednesday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Nov. 26. 10TV is your source for holiday drive times, gas prices and Black Friday traffic.

GasTracker 10:

According to GasBuddy, the national average price for a gallon of gas this Thanksgiving is $2.53 per gallon. The highest price for gas since 2014.

Thanksgiving Gas Prices at a Glance:

Lowest Price

  • 2008 Consumers paid $1.81 for a gallon of gas

Highest Price

  • 2012 consumers paid $3.44 for a gallon of gas

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10TV Travel Alerts:

According to AAA, 89 percent of travelers will drive to their holiday destination this year. To accommodate the increased traffic volume, the Ohio Department of Transportation will be reducing the size and scope of active work zones as much as possible. Drivers can ease their stress and frustration by knowing about construction that could still slow them down this weekend.

• I-71 in both directions between Western Row Rd and SR-48.
• Pavement work & lane closures

• I-71 in both directions at Ridgewood Rd
• Resurfacing project

• I-70 at Morristown
• Twin Bridge replacement on Lady Bend Hill near US-40
• Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction

Holiday Shopping Traffic :

According to the National Retail Federation, online is the most popular shopping destination this year, cited by 59 percent of consumers. Drivers should still expect to see slow drive times on roads near malls and shopping centers.

​Tanger Outlets:
You'll see slow drive times on Interstate 71 at U.S. 36- S.R. 37.

Day before Thanksgiving

  • 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Thanksgiving Day

  • 6 p.m. - Midnight

Black Friday

  • Midnight - 10 p.m.

Polaris Fashion Place:
You'll see slow drive times on Interstate 71 and Polaris Parkway.

Thanksgiving Day

  • 6 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Black Friday

  • 6 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Easton Mall:
You will see slow drive times on Interstate 270 and Easton Way.

Hours vary by store or restaurant. Click here to see when each store is open.

The Mall at Tuttle Crossing:
You will see slow drive times on Interstate 270 at Tuttle Crossing Boulevard.


  • 6 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Black Friday

  • 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.