Triple-A Expects a Record-Breaking Amount of Travelers for Independence Day
Nearly 49-million people are making travel plans for the
Independence Day holiday this year, according to Triple-A. That number is the
highest ever recorded by the agency, which began tracking holiday travel in the
year 2000. Overall travel volume is expected to rise 4.1 percent over last
year, with an additional 1.9 million people planning road trips as part of
their holiday. 41.4 million people are expected to travel by car, and with a
record-level of drivers around the holiday, more congestion on roads is expected.
Triple-A estimates the greatest amount of traffic congestion to happen on July
3rd, as commuters mix with holiday travelers.
In Wisconsin, just over one million people are making travel
plans for the holiday, with over 936-thousand traveling by car and over
45-thousand traveling by airplane.