(Matt Demlein, WRVA)

AAA Expects Record Fourth of July Travel

Highest Since AAA Started Forecasting

June 28, 2018 - 12:16 pm

Richmond, VA (wrva.com) -  AAA Mid-Atlantic says a record number of Virginians will be travelling for the Fourth of July holiday.  The agency, predicting 1.3 million Virginians will head somewhere for Independence Day.  The number is the largest since AAA started forecasting Fourth of July travel 18 years ago.

The number is being attributed to low unemployment, and people having more income.  The holiday period is considered July 3rd through July 8th.  AAA expects to have to help six-thousand motorists over the holiday as well.