Crowded highways: Memorial Day car travel expected to set new record

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If you’re on the road and not at home for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, be prepared for much heavier than normal traffic. In fact, you can expect a record number of holiday travelers on the interstates.

AAA projects 43.8 million travelers will head 50 miles or more from home over the Memorial Day holiday travel period. This year’s total number of travelers is a 4% increase over last year and comes close to matching 2005’s record of 44 million Memorial Day travelers. 

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