Labor Day traffic proves troublesome to both travelers and Metro riders

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Angelenos looking to leave town for Labor Day via public transit should be well-aware of Metro scheduling this weekend. On Monday, Sept. 2, Metro service will operate on Sunday/Holiday schedule. Buses that do not operate on Sundays will not run on Monday.

Additionally, Labor Day events will result in a few detours for some buses. Silver Line buses will be detoured on Harbor between 6th and Swinford streets until 11 a.m. due to the annual Conquer the Bridge Labor Day race. Other affected bus schedules can be checked online.

Nevertheless, Angelenos after local outings on Labor Day might be better off contending with Metro schedules than braving traffic. Traffic analytics company INRIX said Tuesday major metro areas could see traffic-time spikes as high as 85 to 115 percent.

Labor Day itself won’t see the worst traffic, however. Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. will be the worst day and time to hit the road, since that’s when holiday travelers will most likely try for an early start to the long weekend, according to USA TODAY. Friday afternoon, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Monday morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. are also expected to see troublesome traffic.

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