Thursday, 20 December 2007 22:04
Not only are holiday travelers not deterred by higher
gas and ticket prices in North Carolina this year, but more people than ever
are hitting the road.
AAA Carolinas reports that gas prices have risen 30
percent statewide since last Christmas. The cost of airline tickets has
increased 16 percent. 1.6 million residents, however, are expected to travel
this holiday season. That’s a 1.5 increase from last year. To help them along,
the Department of Transportation is suspending all road construction between
tonight and January 2. Work zone speed limits will remain in effect.