Avoid the 4th of July traffic headache! Here are the best times to hit the road

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Do you plan on traveling this Fourth of July? Be prepared to pack your patience and share the roads!

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AAA forecasts more than 47.7 million Americans will take to the roads over the weekend.

As travel volumes continue to spike towards pre-pandemic levels, AAA said this year will be the second-highest July Fourth travel volume on record, trailing only 2019. Experts said 91% of holiday travel will be by car.



AAA said it expects 43.6 Americans to take to the roads over the holiday and 3.5 million people will fly.

So if you're taking a road trip, get ready for what AAA calls the "worst congestion" heading into holiday weekend.

Experts predict drivers will see extreme traffic as commuters leave work early and mix with holiday travelers.

Here are the worst and best times to hit the roads.



Wondering what the top travel destinations this year are? According to AAA, more people are going to Orlando, Anaheim, Denver, Las Vegas, and Seattle.

Do you hate Houston traffic as much as we do? Join the club!

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