More than 1.48M from Michigan to travel for July 4

Posted at 6:37 AM, Jun 22, 2017

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA says it expects more than 1.48 million people from Michigan to travel at least 50 miles (80 kilometers) from home for the July 4th weekend.

The auto club says Thursday it’s a 3.3 percent increase from the number of people from the state who traveled during last year’s holiday travel period. AAA says the last time the Michigan travel volume for Independence Day weekend was higher was 15 years ago.

The vast majority of those travelers — about 1.3 million — will go by car. Nearly 65,000 will travel by air. Others will go by train, bus or boat.

The Independence Day holiday travel period this year is defined as June 30 to July 4. With July 4 falling on a Tuesday, some workers will get a four-day weekend.