Ohio drivers can expect to have plenty of company on the roads this Labor Day weekend.
The AAA Auto Club says 1.5 million Ohioans are expected to be among the 35.3 million people in the U.S. taking trips of at least 50 miles away from home this weekend.
That’s the highest number of projected travelers during the holiday weekend since 2008.
Cheap gas helps. Gas prices have stabilized since a mid-August spike to around $3 a gallon because of refinery problems in Indiana.
Last year, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was $3.49 during Labor Day weekend, according to AAA. As of Thursday, it was $2.26.
Gas prices in the Cleveland area Friday were coming in at below $2 in some locations.
The AAA says most people will drive to their destinations but overall spending on travel will be up.