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Prepare For Traffic Jams – Highways To Be More Congested This Holiday Weekend

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If your Memorial Day Weekend plans take you either a short distance down the Northway or a long extended drive; be prepared for extra traffic.

According to AAA, most Americans will do their travel by vehicle this weekend – that’s up 0.25% from last year. 31.2 million people are expected to hit the roadways for Memorial Day trips while only 2.3 million are expected to fly.

Albany’s average gas price is around $3.605, according to, with the national average around $3.66. AAA reports the national average is down 2 cents from this time last year.

AAA says the average journey this year will be 690 miles, up from last year’s 642. The average cost of a trip this year is $659, down 6% from 2012.

With that said: Leave earlier and give yourself some extra time. If AAA’s reports are correct, you will hit a few more traffic jams or congested areas than normal. Remember, you’re not the only one with somewhere to be. So please be patient, be kind, and stay alert.

See Full PDF Report For Memorial Day Weekend Travel


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