According to a forecast from AAA, they say that the upcoming July 4th weekend could see the heaviest travel in Michigan since 2002. They project over 1.48 million Michiganders will journey 50 miles or more from home during the weekend, which is a 3.3% increase over last year.

AAA also says that due to gas prices being at their lowest in quite sometime, it will only increase the amount of people on the road. The other factors also all trend towards something good in that people are employed more and there is a high consumer confidence this summer.

Plus we all here in Michigan just love to travel whether its to the U.P or to any of the lakes that surround us. This year the Independence Day holiday travel period in from Friday, June 30 to Tuesday, July 4. To read more about AAA projections WLNS has more. 

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