Interstate 39/90 traffic

Drivers on Interstate 39/90 on Madison's southeast side on May 26, 2023. WISC-TV/Channel3000.

MADISON, Wis. — Holiday travel was well underway Friday as thousands in the Madison area headed out to their Memorial Day destinations with many more travelers are expected to follow.

Officials from the Wisconsin State Patrol said they’re planning for what they can on the highways, but with the sheer number of drivers anticipated, traffic flow is very unpredictable.