Transportation
9:11 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Roads will be busy this Memorial Day weekend

Michigan roads are expected to be crowded later this week as people take advantage of the first big summer holiday weekend.

AAA predicts 1.1 million Michiganders will travel during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. That’s a slight increase over Memorial Day weekend 2013.
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

AAA predicts 1.1 million Michiganders will travel during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. That’s a slight increase over Memorial Day weekend 2013.

AAA says most people will travel by car, encouraged by slipping gasoline prices, though they can expect to pay more for hotel rooms and rental cars.

Not everyone is traveling by car or truck.

AAA says tens of thousands of Michiganders plan to reach their Memorial Day weekend destinations by plane, train or bus.