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More Memorial Day Travel Expected, Despite High Gas Prices

More Memorial Day Travel Expected, Despite High Gas Prices

(AP) — Pandemic-weary U.S. residents are confronting high gas prices as they decide whether to travel this Memorial Day weekend. AAA says the average gas price in the U.S. on Friday was $4.60 per gallon, in North Carolina it was $4.36 per gallon and in Wayne County, prices ranged from $4.26 to $4.49 according to…read more »

Most Construction Halting For Memorial Day Weekend

Most Construction Halting For Memorial Day Weekend

This holiday weekend is the unofficial start to summer, and many people will kick it off with a road trip. AAA predicts nearly 1.2 million North Carolinians will travel at least 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend, which is a 7.2% increase over 2021. With that in mind, the N.C. Department…read more »

State Highway Patrol Urges Motorists To Plan Ahead For Holiday Travel

State Highway Patrol Urges Motorists To Plan Ahead For Holiday Travel

With more than 37 million motorists projected to take to the roadways this Memorial Day weekend, the State Highway Patrol is encouraging drivers to plan ahead before traveling. Regardless of the intended destination, an increase in motor vehicle travel is expected which may lead to congestion on major interstate, US and NC highways.  AAA Travel predicts that…read more »

Construction Halting On Major N.C. Highways For Holiday Weekend

Construction Halting On Major N.C. Highways For Holiday Weekend

As the nation continues its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot more travelers are expected to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend. The AAA is estimating a 60 percent increase in traffic compared to a year ago. With that in mind, the N.C. Department of Transportation will be shutting down major construction that…read more »

SHP Encourages Safe Travel During Memorial Day Holiday

SHP Encourages Safe Travel During Memorial Day Holiday

As the summer vacation season fast approaches, the State Highway Patrol is encouraging motorists to keep safety at the forefront throughout Memorial Day weekend. Increased travel could potentially be seen across the state as restrictions associated with COVID-19 continue to ease. With this in mind, the SHP is placing emphasis on the reduction of vehicle collisions in hopes…read more »

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