Breakdown service Green Flag said those taking to the roads were likely to make round-trips averaging 125 miles over the holiday period.
The company reckoned 10.30am on Saturday would be the peak time for congestion, with 10.30am on Good Friday also likely to be very busy.
It added that drivers were likely to spend around £360 million on fuel this Easter, a 145% increase on the Easter 2012 total.
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Work will start today on the first major improvement work on the Chelmer Viaduct in Chelmsford.
A cloudy start in the Anglia region with some rain. However drier, brighter conditions will spread in from the northwest during the morning.
Cloudy overnight in the Anglia region with some rain. Becoming fine and dry on Monday.