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4th of July travel numbers could be near record this year

AAA Michigan

DEARBORN, MI— Close to 1.7 million Michiganders are predicted to travel 50 miles or more during the upcoming Independence Day holiday weekend.

AAA Michigan says that’s 10 percent more than last year’s holiday and slightly more than what was seen in 2019. Officials say Independence Day will be the second busiest since 2000, as travel volumes continue to trend upwards with no sign of slowing down.

Despite record high gas prices, AAA forecasts 1.5 million Michiganders—or 92 percent of travelers—will take a holiday road trip, the most on record dating back to 2001. Three percent will travel by air, and 5 percent are expected to go by bus, train, or cruise.