Memorial Day Weekend travel tips for Nashville, TN

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We know the pain of traveling during a holiday, so we want to help make going to + from Nashville a breeze this Memorial Day Weekend. If you’re one of the estimated 37 million people traveling this weekend, here’s what you should know.

🚗 If you’re driving

Plan for heavier traffic + adjust travel times accordingly.

The good news: the Tennessee Department of Transportation will put a temporary pause on statewide construction-related interstate lane closures over the weekend to help with traffic flow. 

Keep an eye on the weather there is currently a possibility of strong storms on Friday — and make sure to fill up on gas. Right now, Tennessee’s average gas price has dropped to $2.88.

And, as always, be sure to wear your seatbelt. A statewide “Click it or Ticket” campaign will be running through the weekend to ensure the safety of travelers.

✈️ If you’re flying

If you are traveling through Nashville International Airport, BNA created a list of things to know before you go.

Be sure to bring a mask or face covering, arrive early, allow for extra parking time, pack efficiently + check your flight status

When you arrive, keep in mind that the airport is temporarily split into 2 terminals + take note of additional changes.

🚤 If you’re boating

While this mode of travel is typically a chosen leisure activity, there are still rules of the road, er, water. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reminding boaters to adhere to boating laws — including not driving under the influence — during Memorial Day Weekend. 

Additionally, officials are urging those planning to use kayaks, paddleboards + other watercrafts to monitor river conditions + not go out when water levels are high.

TWA will have teams monitoring local waterways over the weekend to ensure safety.