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4th Of July Travel Up 2 Percent

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Several lanes of I-85 near northeast Atlanta remain close as workers repair a huge hole in the highway. (Barry Williams/Getty Images)

Several lanes of I-85 near northeast Atlanta remain close as workers repair a huge hole in the highway. (Barry Williams/Getty Images)

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41 million Americans will make a 4th of July trip this year, making it 2 percent higher than last year.

“With school out for summer, the Fourth of July holiday is typically the busiest summer travel holiday, with 5 million more Americans traveling compared to Memorial Day (2014) weekend,” said AAA’s chief operating officer Marshall Doney.

Travelers can expect lower airfare but higher fuel costs this year, paying 20 cents higher than last year due to a 6 percent increase in travel volume as seen in the last year.

“with the average round-trip, discounted fare for the top 40 U.S. routes costing $215, down from $228 last year,” said a AAA rep.

Travelers are likely to pay the highest gas prices in 6 years. Drivers are paying 20 cents higher than last year, 6 percent higher than the travel volume seen in the last year.

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