Prepare for heavy traffic. Most holiday travelers will be going by car

More than 1 million New Jerseyans are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home this weekend

The great American road trip will be the travel mode of choice for more than 1 million New Jerseyans this holiday weekend, according to Tracy Noble of AAA Atlantic. The weekend will also be busy for air travel: United Airlines said that Thursday, July 1 and Monday, July 5 will be its busiest days since the start of the pandemic.

After roughly 16 months of COVID-19-related restrictions, travel industry experts predict close to 48 million people nationwide will be heading out of town this weekend.

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