Motorists heading out for an early start on the holiday weekend will have plenty of company.
AAA expects traffic to be heavy today and Friday- especially in the late afternoon- as holiday travelers mix with commuters.
According to the annual AAA Memorial Day Travel Forecast, over 42 million Americans will start their summers with a Memorial Day weekend getaway.
This long holiday weekend, marking the unofficial start of summer travel season, could see the third highest travel volume since AAA began tracking holiday travel volumes dating back to 2000.
Overall, air travel is expected to increase by 9% over last year’s figures while road travel is could rise by six percent in the mid-Atlantic region.