Labor Day travel expected to be more than last year’s

Trafic builds for the Labor Day weekend through Wellsville from Brigham City.

Highway 89 from Brigham City through Sardine Canyon to Cache Valle is crowded with summer travel for Labor Day. Summer 2019 is on its way out as thousands of cars and hundreds of campers are on their way to their last escape of the vacation season.

Vacationers on crowded roads make their way to campsites in Cache Valley and beyond.

Labor Day travel across the nation this weekend is expected to be heavier than last year, AAA predicted.

About 17.5 million passengers are projected to fly U.S. airlines from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3, according to the travel industry group Airlines for America. That’s almost a 4% increase over last year’s count of 16.9 million passengers.

AAA projections are expected to exceed their unofficial projection for the 2018 Labor Day weekend, which had 35 million Americans traveling at least 50 miles from home.

Nothing spells a busy holiday travel period better than cheaper gasoline prices, despite all the talk of the economy trending toward a recession.

Gas Buddy predicted the lowest gas prices in three years with the national average being 2.25 a gallon.

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