WILKES-BARRE — Nearly 45,000 Wilkes-Barre area residents are projected to travel over Labor Day weekend, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
That is a small increase of .6 (six-tenths) percent from last year, but it is the highest projection for the region since 2009. Labor Day weekend ranks as the second busiest summer holiday weekend.
“Labor Day is summer’s last hurrah, and travelers can expect busier roads and skies than they did for Memorial Day,” said Jenny Robinson, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic.
Additionally, Wilkes-Barre area motorists are enjoying the lowest gas prices of the year so far, as they prepare to hit the roads. Today’s average price is $3.40. The yearly high was set on May 5 at $3.78 a gallon.