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AAA: Record road travel will pack Idaho highways starting Thursday

HEATHER KENNISON hkennison@magicvalley.comMay 24, 2019

Idaho roads will be filled to record capacity over the Memorial Day weekend, according to projections by AAA Idaho.

The association predicts that nearly 230,000 Idahoans will travel 50 miles or more from home between Thursday and Monday, and 202,000 will go by car. Memorial Day travel could be the second-highest on record, with driving taking up a larger percentage of travel than usual.

The busiest travel times will be Thursday afternoon and Friday morning as vacationers commingle with commuters.

“People are starting to get an early jump on (the weekend) and hope that they’re going to out-think everyone else,” AAA Idaho spokesman Matthew Conde told the Times-News in a phone interview.

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