Tips: How To Make Memorial Day Travel Easier This Weekend

Memorial Day gas prices

Across the state line, Virginians are paying a per-gallon price of $2.75, which are 25 and 21 cents, respectively, below the national average.

Many other drivers agreed that high gas prices weren't going to slow them down. As of April 2018, drivers were paying an average of $2.72 per gallon, up 33 cents from 2017 prices.

DeHaan predicted that the national average could top $3 a gallon over the next few days before backing away.

AAA expecting near-record numbers with an estimate of about 42 million Americans travelling this weekend by vehicle, plane, bus and train, much more than a year ago. Overall strong consumer confidence has many Americans hitting the road to jumpstart their summer. Gas prices are rising, but not enough to keep New Mexicans from hitting the road this holiday weekend.

After a long, and at times seemingly endless winter, western Pennsylvanians are ready to travel for Memorial Day. "Demand is certainly very high in light of a strong US and global economy and supply has been curtailed deliberately to drive prices back up".

And Gas Buddy, a leading observer of retail fuel spending, said a summer travel survey it did offered some stark news. "I think it's possible that we will hit the high 2.80s, maybe $3.00 a gallon", he said.

Friday begins Memorial Day weekend, marking the unofficial start to summer and the travel season.

Sterlite Copper plant in Tuticorin to be permanently shut
Ten people were shot dead and about 80 wounded by police after crowds set fire to cars and pelted officers with stones on Tuesday. Residents living in towns and villages nearby have long alleged that the plant had damaged their health, water, and environment .

And as soon as the forecast looked good for Friday, some decided to make it an extra long weekend.

With almost two million more people taking to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation, global transportation analytics company INRIX expects travel delays on major roads could be more than three times longer than normal, AAA reports. "So if you choose to ignore Florida's seat belt law, you can expect to receive a ticket as a costly reminder if you are stopped by an officer", Chenault said.

"Most analysts say that around here, we could be looking at $3.30, $3.40 before summer is done", Brandus says.

The state DOT said it will be suspending most construction projects along interstate, North Carolina and US routes from 6 a.m. today through 9 p.m. Tuesday.

"Typically more than our regular weekend we'll come up aside from the holiday weekend, as well Memorial Day, Fourth of July, it's always hiked up", said Mitch Kujawa.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Virginia State Police will have more troopers on the roads for the holiday.

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