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Busy Labor Day Travel Weekend Anticipated

KSAL Staff - September 4, 2015 9:47 am

Roads and highways will be busy around Kansas for the unofficial last big weekend of the summer.

AAA Kansas projects that 35.5 million Americans across the country are planning to travel at least 50 miles from home over Labor Day Weekend. The organization also projects that more than 2.7 million people from the West North Central Region, of which Kansas is a part, will journey at least 50 miles or more from home for Labor Day Weekend, the highest travel volume for the region since 2008 and the third highest in a decade.

Those who hit the road will be paying a little less at the pump when they fill up. This week’s Kansas average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.35. Kansas enters Labor Day 2015 with the lowest Labor Day average price since 2004.  The Kansas average has dropped for 17 consecutive days now going back to August 17.

Kansas averaged $2.50 for the month of August, down 81 cents from the $3.31 average for August, 2014, a 24 percent drop.

Survey Results from Kansas AAA Member-Travelers:
• Top three auto travel destination for Labor Day vacations: Mt. Rushmore, Colorado, Kansas City,
• More than 30 percent plan to travel with children
• Top three activities planned: dining, visiting friends/family, sightseeing, in that order.
• Where are they staying: hotel/motel; with friends/family; camping, in that order.

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