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Travel decline expected for next week's holiday

6:26 PM, Jun. 27, 2013
Travelers on Wisconsin roads for the upcoming holiday could face construction zones such as this one on Interstate 43 in Green Bay on Tuesday.
Travelers on Wisconsin roads for the upcoming holiday could face construction zones such as this one on Interstate 43 in Green Bay on Tuesday.
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Gas prices and a shorter holiday period may contribute to a decrease in travel for the Fourth of July.

According to a AAA survey, nearly 867,000 people are expected to travel in the state for the Fourth of July, a 1.3 percent decrease from last year. Nationwide, a projected 40.8 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday, a 0.8 decrease from last year.

"At the time the survey was taken at the end of May gas prices were on a steep climb," Pam Moen, a spokesperson for AAA said. "Thankfully they have come back down. I presume gas prices at the time ...

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