When people think of the 4th of July, they likely think of parades, fireworks and picnics. Because of all the festivities that accompany the holiday weekend, every year the weekend of the 4th of July is a busy time for travel in the United States. This year will be no exception.
According to AAA, around 43 million people will travel for the holiday. This number is an increase from last year. Of the 43 million that will travel for the holiday, it is estimated that 36 million of those people will be driving to their destinations. In Wisconsin alone, it is predicted that 920,000 people will be traveling.
The holiday travel period is from Thursday, June 30 until Monday, July 4. During this time, the top driving times will be on Friday, July 1 in the afternoon and Monday, July 4 in the afternoon.
If you plan to travel this holiday weekend, make sure you leave with plenty of time to arrive at your destination and plan ahead. Also, be prepared for the unexpected, such as delays and traffic jams due to the high volume of travelers.
We wish you a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!
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