You’ll see less traffic and smaller crowds if you plan to travel this Labor Day weekend. In Wisconsin, the Triple-A expects about 870,000 people — or about 15% of state residents — to drive at least 50-miles one way. That’s down almost 15% from last year. Labor day comes almost a week later than last year, and that plays a significant role in holiday travel plans.
“Because kids are already back in school and parents are really hesitant to take the kids out of school for that last summer travel weekend. So that’s why we’re seeing the numbers drop a little bit as opposed to last year.”
Beth Mosher Triple-A spokesperson, urges motorists to slow down and drive cautiously in construction zones.
“If there are cones up or barracades up motorists still need to abide by that contruction zone speed limit.”
Even though travel is down, there will still be plenty of people on the roads and at the airports. Mosher suggests travelers allow plenty of time, and be careful on and off the road. Mosher stresses the importance of buckling-up, avoiding drinking and driving, and don’t speed. The Labor Day weekend runs from Thursday through Monday, with Monday expected to be the busiest day on the road. Although, Mosher says Thursday, Friday and Saturday could also be crowded.