DEARBORN (AP) — A record number of Michiganders and Americans in general are expected to hit the road or the skies this holiday season.
AAA projects nearly 3.6 million Michigan residents will travel more than 50 miles (80 kilometers) from home this holiday season.READ MORE: Chamber Of Commerce Asks To End Extra Unemployment Benefits
The estimate released Thursday by the auto club says that’s up by 4 percent from the holiday period a year ago. Most will drive, with the rest going by air, rail, bus or other means.
AAA Michigan notes that motorists will see lower gas prices . Wednesday’s state average of $2.31 per gallon is 30 cents less than what drivers paid roughly a year ago.READ MORE: AAA: Michigan's Average Gas Prices Rise To $2.95
The holiday travel period runs from Dec. 22 to Jan. 1. That’s a day longer than last year, since Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on Tuesdays this year.
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