Fuel costs have dropped 11 consecutive weeks, however gasoline prices are nonetheless the best ever for the Labor Day vacation coming this weekend.
Even with these excessive fuel costs, AAA predicted in a information launch that journey needs to be “strong” for the three-day vacation weekend. One issue within the anticipated enhance in Labor Day site visitors is U.S. air journey, which is mired in cancellations and anticipated to push vacationers to hit the highway.
“Because the summer season journey season attracts to an finish with the upcoming Labor Day vacation weekend, the roads could possibly be busy as AAA anticipates journey quantity may attain pre-pandemic ranges, mirroring the developments seen for the vacations in Could and July,” AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesman Morgan Dean stated within the launch.
The nationwide value of fuel on Tuesday stood at $3.84, in keeping with AAA. The typical value in Virginia was $3.63. The Fredericksburg-area fuel value was about $3.48, down 28 cents from one month in the past. A yr in the past, the common price for fuel regionally was about $2.98.
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The Virginia Division of Transportation will droop many work zones and elevate most lane closures on interstates and first roads for the vacation weekend, from midday Friday by means of midday Tuesday, Sept. 6.
AAA predicts the heaviest journey occasions to occur Friday and Monday afternoon.
VDOT additionally has its journey developments on-line map, which predicts the heaviest site visitors to occur from midday to 7 p.m. Friday.