More Than 1.2 Million Travelers During 4th of July Weekend
According to the Detroit Free Press, gas prices across the country are the lowest in 11 years. The average cost per gallon is $2.27, compared with $3.66 in 2014. The most recent year available.
AAA anticipates nearly 43 million Americans will travel between now and Monday, making this holiday's travel volume the highest since AAA began keeping track of this data in 2001.
In Michigan, more than 1.2 million travelers will be driving. When analyzing the data with all modes of travel, the 1.4 million plus Michiganders traveling will make this the second highest travel volume on record for the Fourth of July Holiday. The highest travel volume was in 2003.