Holiday travel: Peak traffic times and surprising gas prices
(WJBK) - An estimated 1.4 million people in Michigan will be traveling in some form or fashion this Fourth of July weekend.
That's a 1.5 percent spike over this time last year and the highest number of travelers in some 13 years.
According to AAA the peak travel times will be both Friday and Monday afternoons.
Those gassing up for their trips will also lower prices at the pumps -- anywhere from $2.30 to roughly $2.40 cents a gallon, give or take a couple of pennies.
We haven’t seen those types of numbers since 2005.
"Gas prices right now are the lowest they have been in 11 years and so we've got an opportunity to drive to where we want to go," said Gary Bubar, an AAA public affairs specialist. "We don't have to limit where we travel because of the price of fuel."
The average driver has already saved about $100 on gas so far this year, compared to the first six months of 2015.
Falling fuel prices, combined with a better economy have people heading out in record numbers this holiday weekend.