AAA expects travel numbers to increase for Memorial Day weekend

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – As the final days of May approach, many people are anxiously awaiting Memorial Day so they can pack up and head out for some summer travel.

If you’re planning on doing so, you won’t be alone. More Americans are expected to hit the road for Memorial Day weekend.

According to AAA, 36.1 million people will travel 50 miles or more. If those estimates hold up, it would be the largest amount of people traveling during the Memorial Day weekend since 2005.

An improving job market and the desire to get out of the house after a brutal winter are fueling the increase in holiday travel.

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