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Fewer Virginians Expected To Travel During Holiday

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Fewer Virginians are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home during the Memorial Day weekend.
    
AAA Mid-Atlantic said Wednesday that it expects slightly more than 1 million Virginians to travel during the holiday weekend. That's down 1.6 percent from 2012.
    
AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman Martha Mitchell Meade says some people have less money to spend this year because of automatic federal spending cuts and the expiration of the payroll tax cut.
    
AAA Mid-Atlantic expects more than 923,000 vehicles will be on the roads during the holiday weekend, down about 4,000 from 2012.
    
To reduce congestion, the Virginia Department of Transportation says most highway construction and maintenance work zones will be suspended on interstates and other roads from noon Friday to noon Tuesday.

 

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