Record travel numbers expected in Carolinas for busy Memorial Day weekend

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Gas prices spike before travel-heavy Memorial Day weekend, but travelers so far are undeterred

If you are taking public transit, Josh Crandall of Clever Commute has some getaway advice for you. According to AAA, the average gas price in April was $2.72. According to that info, the worst Metro Boston driving times will be: Friday, May 25 from 2 to 4 p.m.; Saturday May 26 from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m.; Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 from 12 to 2 p.m. and Tuesday, May 29 from 3 to 5 p.m.

"The highest gas prices since 2014 aren't deterring travel", said AAA Oklahoma spokesperson Leslie Gamble. Atlanta's average was up about 60 cents over where it stood about a year ago, according to Gas Buddy.

If you do plan to hit the road this weekend, pack your patience.

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"It's unjustified how they're trying to rip us off because summer is around the corner", Luis Ferraro told the Chronicle while filling up his gas at Gas Sale on Woodhaven Boulevard in Rego Park. We hope that drivers will make safe choices when traveling on our roadways. "Make sure you've had the battery checked and your fluids and your air pressure", Marilyn Buskohl said, who is a AAA spokesperson. The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and driver home.

Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country continue to climb upward.

Not everyone realizes where their money is going when paying for gas.

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In Toledo, I-75 reconstruction between I-475 and Lagrange Street is in its final season, but two lanes will be open in both directions throughout the holiday weekend. "People lose money when it goes up".

AAA recommends the estimated 37 million people hitting the roads for the holiday weekend should fill up tanks as early as possible.

If there are any residents who plan to travel for the holiday weekend they should be aware that according to AAA the busiest travel days by road will be Thursday and Friday and it is projected that Memorial Day travellers will total 4.86 million, an increase of nearly five percent from 2017. "I'm just staying around here", said Mitchell. Southbound I-75 is closed for major bridge work between Detroit and Taylor, Mich., with traffic detoured to the I-275 beltway in the city's western suburbs. Drivers on the eastbound 101 Freeway may see their travel time increase by up to 47 percent, while motorists on the southbound 5 Freeway should expect to spend up to 43 percent more time on the road. They'll also be on planes and boats.

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"We have electric cars, but people still need to fill up their cars", Gabriel Antonio told the Chronicle while filling up his gas at Gas Sale. Across the Atlanta metro area, the lowest gas price reported was $2.59 while the average price was $2.87. "We have our own gas here, it's always going to go up". I don't think the Iran deal has to do with the increase.

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