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I-75 Construction Work Zone in Detroit Expanding

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has begun a $56.5 million project to remove and replace concrete pavement and sewers in southwest Detroit between Clark Avenue and Springwells Street. This project also will include the installation of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and fiber optic upgrade between the I-75/I-96 interchange and West Road in Woodhaven. ITS will be used to gather and share road information: cameras, dynamic message signs (DMS), travel times, etc.

This project is in addition to the current I-75 Rouge River Detroit-Downriver Connection project and will be an extension of the current southbound work zone. By performing this work during the “I-75 Rouge” project between Springwells Street and Northline Road, it will modify current lane closures and traffic safety devices to save time, money, and future inconvenience to drivers and residents.

One southbound lane will remain open from Clark Avenue to Springwells Street where traffic must exit for the freeway closure. This work will continue through the winter and is expected to be completed next fall. This project will follow “I-75 Rouge” with southbound traffic detoured and northbound traffic remaining open and shifted onto new pavement through the next year.

 

TRAFFIC IMPACT:

To safely merge traffic into one lane, barrels will be placed north of the I-75/I-96 interchange and drivers will have one ramp lane to southbound I-75 and one ramp lane to westbound I-96 which has four lanes open. Drivers are strongly encouraged to use the westbound I-96 detour to avoid the I-75 work zones and closure.

Ambassador bridge traffic will continue the current configuration of cars exiting to westbound I-96 and trucks exiting onto one lane of southbound I-75 into the work zone.


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Michigan DOT Suspends Works Zone Restrictions Over 4th of July Weekend

The Michigan Department of Transportation reports that it will suspend work zone restrictions on nearly 75 percent of its road and bridge projects over the Fourth of July weekend to ease congestion and increase safety.

Although some equipment and traffic configurations will remain over the weekend, suspending construction operations improves safety for workers and motorists.

More Americans will travel for this 4th of July holiday than ever before, according to projections from AAA. That goes for Michigan, too. The auto club expects more than 1.48 million Michiganders to travel at least 50 miles from home for the Independence Day weekend, a 3.3 percent increase from last year’s holiday travel period. The last time Michigan’s travel volume for Independence Day weekend was higher was 15 years ago.

Beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, June 30, and continuing until 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 94 out of 129 projects statewide will have lane restrictions removed. While motorists will see suspended operations in most MDOT construction zones for the weekend, drivers are advised that equipment and certain traffic configurations, like temporary shifts or shoulder closures, may remain in place.

“Traveling to summer destinations in Michigan is always exciting. But driving is serious business and motorists need to focus at all times,” State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle said. “Many of our work zones will be removed for holiday travel, but driver attentiveness must remain. Please drive with care as we celebrate our country’s independence.”

The following is a list of work zones that will remain active or have restrictions during the Fourth of July weekend. If necessary, detour routes will be posted at the project location.

Northern Lower Peninsula

  • I-75, Ogemaw County, will have traffic shifts south of West Branch. The northbound I-75 West Branch Rest Area will be closed.

Central Michigan and Thumb

  • I-75/I-675 interchange, Saginaw County, has lane closures and traffic shifts at the north junction between Exit 154 and Exit 160. Three lanes will be open in the peak direction of travel with a moveable barrier wall.

Metro Detroit

  • I-75 has lane closures in effect at Square Lake Road for interchange reconstruction.
  • I-75 has two lanes open in each direction on the northbound side of the freeway between Auburn Road and Coolidge Road. The following ramps are closed:
    • Eastbound M-59 to southbound I-75, and
    • The Adams Road entrance and exit ramps to and from southbound I-75.
  • I-75 has the southbound lanes closed between Springwells Street and Northline Road for bridge work.
  • I-75 has the southbound lanes closed at Goddard Road for bridge replacement.
  • I-75 has the northbound ramp to westbound West Road closed for bridge widening.
  • The I-75/M-10 interchange has ramp closures for bridge reconstruction.

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Weekend Ramp Closure on I-75 in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Transportation reports the following I-75 construction projects that will impact traffic this weekend.

Construction is weather dependent. Please be aware when driving within a construction zone.

  • Wayne: Southbound I-75 at Northbound M-10: Interchange ramp close from Friday, June 9 at 7:00 PM to Monday, June  12 at 5:00 AM.

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Ramp and Lane Closures, Detours for I-75 Construction in Detroit

The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $3.6 million to make the following improvements at the I-75/M-10 interchange in Detroit. I-75 construction will require the following traffic impacts:

  • The northbound I-75 ramp to northbound M-10 will be closed starting this weekend to allow for reconstruction work. It is expected to reopen by fall.
  • The southbound I-75 ramp to southbound M-10 will be closed for repairs starting this weekend. It is expected to reopen in late May.
  • The northbound M-10 ramp to southbound I-75 will be closed this weekend only and then closed for repairs during the month of June.
  • M-85 (Fort Street) will have one lane open at a time over M-10 for repairs on other lanes. The size of this bridge will provide enough room for equipment while maintaining the open lane
  • The pedestrian bridge over M-10 near M-85 will be removed during the summer.

In addition to the I-75 construction closures listed above, M-10 will be closed this weekend between Jefferson Avenue and I-75, and reopened on at 5 a.m. on Monday, May 8.

DETOURS:

M-10 between I-75 and Jefferson Avenue

  • Northbound M-10 traffic will be detoured via Jefferson Avenue, northbound Rosa Parks Boulevard, northbound I-75, and westbound M-8 to northbound M-10.
  • Southbound M-10 traffic will be detoured to northbound I-75, then southbound I-375 to Jefferson Avenue.

I-75 RAMPS:

  • Northbound I-75 traffic heading for northbound M-10 will be detoured to westbound M-8 to northbound M-10.
  • Southbound I-75 traffic heading for southbound M-10 will be detoured to southbound I-375 to Jefferson Avenue.

SAFETY DETAILS:

Closing these lanes and ramps for I-75 construction will provide workers with safe, protected work zones and provide motorists with the safest route possible through the area.


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Lane and Ramp Closures for I-75 Construction in Michigan Thru April 14

The Michigan Department of Transportation reports the following lane and ramp closures as a result of I-75 construction and maintenance work from April 7 thru April 14, 2017:

  • Oakland: NB I-75 from Crooks Road to Coolidge Highway, right lane closed Friday 4/7, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • Oakland: NB I-75 exit ramp to Crooks Road, RAMP CLOSED, Friday 4/7, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Oakland: SB I-75, Coolidge to Wattles, 2 LANES CLOSED, 1 LANE OPEN Sat 7:00 am to 7:00 pm for bridge work.
  • Oakland: NB/SB I-75 at Crooks, 2 LANES CLOSED, ONE LANE OPEN Sun 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Oakland: EB/WB Big Beaver RAMPS to NB I-75, RAMP CLOSED, Sun 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Oakland:Crooks Rd ramp to NB I-75, RAMP CLOSED, Sun 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Oakland: NB I-75 from M-59 to Featherstone, 2 LANES CLOSED, 1 LANE OPEN Sun 7:00 am to 9:00 am
  • Oakland: WB M-59 ramp to NB I-75, RAMP CLOSED, Sun 7:00 am to 9:00 am

Starting Monday 4/10:

  • Oakland: NB I-75 from Long Lake to Coolidge, right lane closed daily 7:00 am to 3:00 pm thru Fri-4/14
  • Oakland: NB I -75 exit ramp to Crooks, RAMP CLOSED, daily 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Tues
  • Oakland: SB I-75 from Coolidge to Long Lake, right lane closed daily 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, 4/12-4/14
  • Oakland: SB I-75 exit ramp to Crooks Road, RAMP CLOSED, daily 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, 4/12-4/14 M-53:
  • Wayne: NB I-75 at WB I-96 (Interchange ramp): 1 left closed. 1 lane remain open, Mon 9:00 am-3:00 pm

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Reminder: Michigan I-75 Southbound is Closing Soon

The Michigan Department of Transportation reminds travelers that I-75 southbound is CLOSING, Saturday morning, February  4, 2017 from Detroit to Downriver. I-75 southbound traffic will be detoured to I-96 westbound to I-275 southbound to I-75 southbound in Monroe.

The exact I-75 southbound closure location will be between Springwells, in Detroit, and re-entry at Northline/Allen Rd, in Taylor/Southgate through 2017. In 2018, the closure will extend to Telegraph/Sibley in Taylor/Riverview.

Local traffic may use M-85/Fort St, Jefferson, Dix, or I-94 west or US-12/Michigan Ave.


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Restaurants Open Christmas Day 2016

Not all of us will be home for Christmas, or comfortably seated with friends and family for a Christmas feast… some of us will be on the road.

I-75 travelers looking for a holiday meal can find it quite difficult. You’re tired and hungry so you jump of an exit only to find that every restaurant is closed.

An increasing number of chain restaurants are choosing to remain open during the holidays, or at least opening for limited hours to meet customer demand.

Here’s out list of chain restaurants open for business on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2016. (This listing will be updated as additional information becomes available.)

Restaurants located at Interstate Service Plazas and Welcome Centers may be required to stay open.

– Updated 12/19/16  –

  • A&W Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Arby’s – Company owned locations will close Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Franchise locations may be open.
  • Au Bon Pain – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Auntie Anne’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bahama Breeze – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Baja Fresh – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Bakers Square – Open Christmas Eve. Open Christmas Day.
  • Beef ‘O’ Brady’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Benihana – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bennigan’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Big Boy Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Black Angus Steakhouse – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Blimpie Subs – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bob Evans Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Bonanza Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bonefish Grill – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Boston Market – Some locations may be open on Christmas Day.
  • Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Burger King – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • California Pizza Kitchen – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Carl’s Jr. – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Carrows Restaurants – Most restaurants are open 365 days a year.
  • Carvel Ice Cream – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Checkers – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Cheesecake Factory – Open Christmas Eve. Most locations will be closed Christmas Day.
  • Chevys Fresh Mex – Most locations are open 365 Days a Year.
  • Chick-fil-A – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Chuck E. Cheese’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Church’s Chicken – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Cici’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Claim Jumper – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Cold Stone Creamery – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Corner Bakery Cafe – Open Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.
  • Country Buffet – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Cracker Barrel – Close Christmas Eve Day at 2 pm and closed on Christmas Day.
  • Culver’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Dairy Queen – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Dave & Buster’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Del Taco – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Denny’s – Most locatiopns are open 364 days a year.
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Domino’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • El Pollo Loco – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • El Torito – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Famous Dave’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Fazoli’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Fire Mountain Buffet – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Firehouse Subs – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Friendly’s – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Fuddruckers – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Golden Corral – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Ground Round Grill & Bar – Some locations will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Hardee’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • HomeTown Buffet – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Hooters – Some locations will be open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Houlihan’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Huddle House – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • IHOP – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • In-N-Out Burger – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Jack-in-the-Box – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Jersey Mike’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Joe’s Crab Shack – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Johnny Rockets – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • KFC – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Kobe Japanese Steakhouse – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Krystal – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Legal Sea Foods – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Logan’s Roadhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Longhorn Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Lone Star Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Long John Silver’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Luby’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Marie Callender’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • McDonald’s – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Melting Pot (The) – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Miami Subs – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Miller’s Ale House – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Mimi’s Cafe – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Morton’s Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Ninety-Nine Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Old Country Buffet – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Olive Garden – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • On The Border – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Outback Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • P.F. Chang’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Panda Express – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Panera Bread – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Papa Gino’s Pizzeria – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Papa John’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Piccadilly Cafeteria – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Pizza Hut – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Pollo Tropical – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day and closed Christmas Day.
  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Quiznos Subs – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Rainforest Cafe – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Rax Roast Beef – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Rally – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Red Lobster – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Round Table Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Roy Rogers Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Ruby Tuesday – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Ryan’s – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Sbarro – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Schlotzsky’s Deli – Most locations will be open Christmas Evea Closed Christmas Day.
  • Shakey’s Pizza Parlor – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Shoney’s – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Sizzler Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Smashburger – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Smokey Bones – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Sonic Drive-In – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Starbucks – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Steak ‘n Shake – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Subway – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Taco Bell – Open Christm,as Eve. Company owned locations are closed on Christmas Day. Franchised locations may be open.
  • TCBY – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Texas Roadhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • TGI Friday’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Tijuana Flats – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Tim Horton’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Tony Roma’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • UNO Chicago Grill – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Chrtistmas Day
  • Waffle House – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Wayback Burgers – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Wendy’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Whataburger – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • White Castle – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Wienerschnitzel – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Wingstop – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Zaxby’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.

This list reflects information gathered from various sources. We are not responsible for it’s accuracy. This list will be updated as additional information becomes available. Open locations may have limited hours of operation.


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Big Changes Coming Today to I-75 in Michigan

Weather permitting, I-75 drivers will begin using the newly reconstructed northbound pavement from Coolidge Highway to Squirrel Road on Friday, December 9, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The work is part of the two-year effort to rebuild all of I-75 between Coolidge Highway and South Boulevard in Oakland County.

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Friday, December 9, northbound I-75 will be intermittently reduced to one lane in order to allow crews to safely remove the current traffic shift. The northbound I-75 ramp to westbound I-75 Business Loop (BL)/Square Lake Road will also be intermittently closed during this time. Once the shift is removed and northbound traffic is directed to the new pavement, two lanes will be open.

Beginning at 6:00 a.m. Saturday, December 10, southbound I-75 will be reduced to one lane in order to allow crews to safely realign southbound traffic. The eastbound I-75 BL/Square Lake Road ramp to southbound I-75 will be closed. Once traffic is realigned, two lanes will be open on southbound I-75 and one lane will be open on the eastbound I-75 BL/Square Lake Road ramp to southbound I-75. The Squirrel Road overpass is scheduled to open Dec. 15.

By 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 16, all lanes will open to traffic with each direction in its proper alignment. All associated ramps, bridges, and local roads will be fully open. This is expected to conclude the 2016 portion of the project.


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Major I-75 Construction Begins Early 2017 in Michigan, Detours, Delays Expected

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing an estimated $165 million in major repairs to I-75 from Detroit to Brownstown Township over a two-year period. The I-75 Rouge River Detroit-Downriver Connection project will begin in early 2017, depending on weather. Southbound I-75 will be closed and detoured while northbound I-75 will remain open at all times.

During I-75 construction the following detours will be in place:

  • Southbound I-75 will be closed from Springwells Street in Detroit to North Line Road in Southgate. Southbound I-75 traffic will be detoured, while northbound traffic will be maintained on northbound lanes in 2017 and on southbound lanes in 2018.
  • The posted detour for commercial vehicles will include southbound I-75 to westbound I-96, then southbound I-275 to southbound I-75 in Monroe.

To allow residents, businesses, and drivers plenty of time to prepare alternate routes, motorists will see warning signs posted well in advance of the project saying, “South 75 exit 45 to 37 will close in early 2017.”

Passenger vehicle alternate route options include I-94, M-85 (Fort Street), Jefferson Avenue, and Dix Highway.


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AAA: 48.7 Million Will Travel This Thanksgiving

The American Automobile Association (AAA) projects that 48.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of one million travelers compared with last year. This represents a 1.9 percent increase over 2015, and the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2007. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, Nov. 27.

“One million more Americans than last year will carve out time to visit with friends and family this Thanksgiving,” AAA President and CEO Marshall Doney said. “Most will travel on the tried and true holiday road trip, thanks to gas prices that are holding at close to $2 per gallon. Others will fly, take the bus or set off on a cruise to celebrate with their loved ones.”

Driving remains most popular mode of travel for Thanksgiving
The vast majority—more than 89 percent—of holiday travelers will drive this Thanksgiving. The 43.5 million Americans planning a Thanksgiving road trip represents an increase of 1.9 percent over last year. Air travel is expected to increase 1.6 percent, with 3.69 million Americans flying to their holiday destinations. Travel by other modes of transportation, including cruises, trains and buses, will increase only slightly this Thanksgiving, to 1.44 million travelers.

Thanksgiving gas prices second-cheapest in nearly a decade
Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.17, 12 cents more than the average price on Thanksgiving last year ($2.05). Most U.S. drivers will pay the second-cheapest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2008, when the national average was $1.85.


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