MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Expect a lot of people to be out on the roads this Labor Day weekend.

Gail Weinholzer is director of public affairs at AAA Minnesota/Iowa.

“We are expecting nearly 34.7 million Americans to travel at least 50 miles or more,” Weinholzer said. “Nearly 30 million Americans will be traveling by personal automobile.”

She has some advice for those of you hitting the road.

“It’s still, of course, road construction season, so patience is definitely going to be a virtue,” she said.

As far as gas prices, Weinholzer says they are lower this year compared to 2013.

And in terms of high-travel times, Labor Day has the fewest people on the road of all summer holidays.

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