Nebraska roadways will be busy as more people are expected to take to the roads this 4th of July holiday. Triple-A Nebraska’s Rose White says predictions show this will be the busiest 4th of July regarding travel since 2007.
AAA predicts that between Tuesday, July 3rd and Sunday the 8th, 42.3-million Americans will travel 50-miles ore more from home. That is up 5% from last year. Nearly 35-million will be traveling by car – or 84-percent of all travelers.
White says travelers will see much lower gas prices. The national average for self-serve unleaded is $3.32, down about 24-cents from a year ago. Nebraska’s prices are a bit higher averaging $3.41 a gallon for self-serve unleaded. White reminds drivers that ethanol blended fuel runs about 12-cents a gallon less.
White says lodging prices are up but car rental rates are down. Hotel rates are up about 9% from one year ago. Weekly-daily car rental rates will average about 40-dollars a night which is lower than what drivers were paying one year ago.