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Busiest Independence Day Travel Weekend In 14 Years Anticipated

AAA is predicting that this will be the busiest Independence Day travel weekend in California since 2002.

4.9 million Californians are anticipated to travel over 50 miles. The 1.2% projected increase in travel compared to last year is being attributed to an improving economy, lower gas prices, and the 4th of July holiday falling on a Monday. Nationally, over 43 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more, which would be an increase of 1.3% compared to a year ago.

The myMotherLode.com gas price section shows that regular unleaded fuel is selling in Sonora from $2.59 to $2.69 and in San Andreas the price ranges from $2.66 to $2.71.

Click here for a rundown of several Independence Day themed events in the region.

The Mother Lode is always a popular holiday destination as visitors enjoy the local lakes, camping and recreational opportunities.