Wednesday, June 30, 1999
Busy travel weekend expected for July 4

More than 37 million Americans are set to hit the roads and airways this weekend for the July 4 holiday.

AAA Club South said this will be the most travelled July 4 in 13 years.

“The Fourth of July holiday is traditionally the second-busiest travel period of the year next to the Christmas/New Year holidays,” said Kevin Bakewell, Vice President of Public and Government Relations for AAA Auto Club South.

The most popular holiday destinations for this weekend are cities with 32 percent of the travel volume, followed by beaches with 21 percent and town and rural areas 19 percent.

If you're driving to your holiday destination, you'll be pleased to know that Georgia gas prices are down slightly from last month's prices, with regular gasoline averaging 95.9 cents a gallon.

Although gas prices have dropped recently, the average price this year is still 4.3 cents higher than last year at this time.


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