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AAA Michigan: 1.4M expected to travel this Fourth of July, most since 2007


DEARBORN, Michigan — AAA Michigan says about 1.4 million state residents are expected to travel this Fourth of July, the most since 2007.

The Dearborn-based auto club says its projections are for Michigan residents traveling 50 miles or more from home between Wednesday and Sunday. The number of travelers would be a 0.7 percent increase over last year's total.

According to AAA Michigan, about 88 percent of Michigan travelers are expected drive to their destinations. About 63,000 people are projected to travel by air.

AAA Michigan says rising incomes and a strong employment market is driving more people to travel.

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