Williamsburg region prepares for holiday travel

Williamsburg region prepares for holiday travel

Williamsburg-area residents hitting the roads for the Thanksgiving holiday can expect them to be busy, mostly dry and free from road construction.

AAA projects a 3.3 percent increase in the number of travelers on the roads during the holiday, with 50.9 million Americans expected to travel at least 50 miles. Nearly 90 percent of Virginia residents who travel will go by car, AAA projects.

“Thanksgiving kicks off the start of a busy holiday season, and more thankful Americans will travel to spend time with friends and family this year,” said Judy Ocasio, AAA Tidewater vice president of travel and branch operations.

Ocasio credits a strong economy and labor market for...