Get ready to share the road on the upcoming long Memorial Day weekend.
AAA predicts that automotive travel this Memorial Day holiday will be up 5.3 percent (33 million travelers) compared to last year’s holiday weekend, which would be the highest volume in 10 years.
The national motorists organization says gas prices may not change all that much by the holiday weekend, which would result in the cheapest Memorial Day gas prices in at least five years.
AAA said the national average price of gas has increased for 26 of the previous 27 days to $2.66 per gallon, which is the highest average of the year. Drivers are paying about four cents more per gallon than one week ago and 27 cents more per gallon than one month ago. However, relatively low crude costs continue to translate to significant savings at the pump for consumers.