DEARBORN, Mich. (WOOD) — AAA says it expects more than 1.2 million people in Michigan will travel 50 miles or more in the four days surrounding Memorial Day.
The auto club says this would be the second most travelers for the holiday since 2006 and a 2.5 percent increase from last year. The agency cited rising wages, recent gas price declines and stronger consumer confidence as reasons for the bump.
While gas prices in Michigan are down from last year, they are slightly up nationwide. However, AAA says more than 90 percent of travelers will still drive.
The Memorial Day travel period this year is defined as May 25-29. The auto club says 2017 is the fifth consecutive year of growth for Memorial Day travel.