BOSTON (WHDH) - The Massachusetts Department of Transportation wants to remind people to plan ahead before heading out for the holidays.

Travelers are reminded that there may be a higher volume of people on the roadways and on public transportation as post-pandemic travel increases. People are urged to use the available technology and resources to make informed decisions and pack essential items such as face coverings that may be required for certain types of travel.

The HOV lane on Interstate 93 will extend its hours to be open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, and from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 24. The HOV lane will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Nov. 26.

It will resume normal operations on Monday, Nov. 29.

MassDOT will also be suspending all construction operations statewide from 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, through 9:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29.

For more information on traveling by road, click here or call 511.

Travelers going to Logan Airport should remember that masks are required while inside and to check on any and all travel restrictions that may be in place at their destination. Coronavirus testing is available at Logan Airport’s Terminals E Arrivals level and Terminal C Departure level.

For more information about Logan Airport, click here.

State officials urge travelers to utilize public transportation options like buses and trains but warn that the Charlie Card store will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Face masks or face coverings are required while onboard MBTA vehicles and within the MBTA system.

For more information about using the MBTA, click here.

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