At $3.15 for the statewide average, gas prices are 83-cents-a-gallon more than last Thanksgiving, but motorists won't get a break from other holiday travelers.
In fact, in Wisconsin and other Midwestern states, even more people are traveling for Thanksgiving than they did last year.
"This year for the Thanksgiving holiday people will be paying much more for gas than they did a year ago but that is not deterring people from continuing forward with their Thanksgiving holiday plans.
Wisconsin Triple-A's Pam Moen says they expect 2% more travelers this weekend than last Thanksgiving. The auto club expects up to almost 7-million travelers in the Great Lakes region to drive at least 50-miles one-way. So, which days should you avoid the roads?
"Some people do have to be back to work on Friday. So the actual holiday itself could be a busy time to travel but I would look for the peak times to be Wednesday in the afternoon and evening and again the same thing on Sunday."
Moen says when planning travel time, in addition to high volumes of traffic, motorists also need to take into consideration the potential for changing weather conditions and those deadly deer! Moen says the most deer-vehicle crashes in Wisconsin occur during October and November due to the mating season, and now with the 9-day gun-deer hunting season in full swing.
NOTE: Moen says Christmas and New Years (counted as one holiday) is by far the busiest travel holiday of the year.