Expect record number of July 4th travelers, and pay more for gas

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – AAA expects a record number of travelers this July 4th holiday, estimated at nearly 49-million people, which is two million more than last year.

People on the road, which make up 85-percent of the holiday travelers, will pay more for gas than a week ago, according to AAA.

In Kentucky, gas prices went up 8-cents a gallon from a week ago, just in time for the holiday travel, according to AAA.  The statewide average for a gallon of gas in Kentucky is $2.58, according to AAA.

Even though the price of gas is up from the end of June, it’s 17-cents a gallon less in Kentucky compared to last fourth of July, according to AAA.

The national average for a gallon of gas is $2.72, which is ten cents less than a month ago and down 13-cents a gallon from a year ago, according to AAA.

AAA first began tracking holiday travel data in 2000.

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