You could be facing some delays on the highways in Western Massachusetts this holiday weekend.
The state Department of Transportation says expect some delays on Interstate 91 and the Turnpike Columbus Day weekend.
The three-day holiday weekend will be the last time you have toll- free use of the western portion of the MassPike.
Starting Tuesday, October 15th, private passenger vehicles will need to pay to use the MassPike from exits one through six. Tolls will range from 25 cents to a dollar-75, depending on where you get on and get off the pike. Last year the Friday before Columbus Day was the second busiest day on the Turnpike with 690,000 transactions.
The busiest last year was the Friday before Mother's Day with 703,000 transactions. And so far this year the Friday before mother's day was the busiest with 698,000 transactions. Traffic congestion is also expected on roadways leading to places in Franklin and Berkshire Counties where tourists will come to see the peak of the New England fall foliage. Business owners told 22News they are ready for one of the busiest times of the year. Hurricane Irene in 2011 had affected the fall foliage season and business into last year, closing some local inns and causing extensive damage.
If you are traveling by train the MBTA will be operating on a Saturday schedule or weekday schedule come Monday depending on the service.
MassDOT advises commuters to check up on traffic information before heading out.