How to find cheap gas in NJ for Memorial Day 2018 weekend

Pauline Gross
May 25, 2018

Almost 42 million people are expected to travel in the US, taking vehicles, planes and boats, the travel agency reported.

"A strong economy and growing consumer confidence are giving Americans all the motivation they need to kick off what we expect to be a busy summer travel season with a Memorial Day getaway", Bill Sutherland, an AAA senior vice president, said in the statement.

Only 58 percent said they will take a road trip this summer, a 24 percent decrease from past year, while 39 percent cited high gas prices for impacting their summer travel decisions, compared to 19 percent in 2017, the survey reported. "Compared to an average of the last three Memorial Day weekends, pump prices are almost 50 cents more expensive and climbing". "We're from Minnesota and we just chose to take three days and get away but gas prices are cheaper out here than in Minnesota and it's cheaper than flying so we're going anyway", says Calyssa Hall, visiting from Minnesota.

AAA predicts drivers will experience the greatest amount of congestion on Thursday and Friday in the late afternoon.

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While fueling up at a Wawa in Somers Point, where gas was $2.97 per gallon Wednesday, Feliciano said she doesn't expect an increase in prices to dissuade drivers from traveling this weekend.

"That three-dollar level is when people really consider driving less, combining trips", Carey said.

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6 p.m. into or out of Chicago on Friday, good luck.

ATRI's list of the country's top bottlenecks, ranking Atlanta's "Spaghetti Junction" interchange where Interstate 285 and I-85 North intersect as the most congested, includes trip planning guidance.

Get alerts: The City of Chicago issues emergency alerts through Notify Chicago, while travel apps can provide realtime updates on traffic conditions.

The MassDOT also recommends following the agency on Twitter @MassDOT because motor vehicle incidents that impact traffic flow are generally mentioned in tweets if they occur on the state's major highways.

There will also be closures at the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in Wilmington. The full schedule and more information is available at

Several bus routes will be detoured due to Memorial Day festivities on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

All schools and offices in the Killeen and Copperas Cove Independent School Districts will be closed Memorial Day.

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