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Travel expected to increase over Fourth of July weekend despite gas prices

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A sign displays gas prices per gallon at Sheetz on Route 8 on Thursday in Butler Township. Joseph Ressler/Butler Eagle 6/30/22

With Independence Day around the corner, summer travel shows no signs of slowing down — despite high gas prices.

AAA predicts 47.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend, a 3.7% increase from 2021.

“What we are projecting at AAA is pre-pandemic levels of travel,” said AAA Spokesperson Jim Garrity. “On the road, it could be a record-setting amount of people despite gasoline prices on the nationwide level being up about $1.80 more than this time last year.”

AAA estimates 42 million of the 49 million expected to travel this weekend will be doing so by hitting the road.

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