Lower gas prices and higher incomes are expected to increase holiday travels to record highs this year, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).
A projected 4.8 million people are expected to travel in Illinois this holiday season. AAA reports this is a two percent increase from 2014.
While concerns over crowded roadways and traffic this holiday season should be considered, AAA says travel should be manageable, as it is spread out over a 12-day period between Christmas and the New Year.
Some tips for holiday traveling: make sure to properly prepare your car by ensuring you have a spare tire, jumper cables, and a full battery. It’s also advised to check your air pressure in your tires.
For traffic and construction updates, check out this website: travelmidwest.com.