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More Utahns to Travel Over Holiday

More Utahns to Travel Over Holiday

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- It doesn't appear a major holiday falling in the middle of the week will deter Utahns from traveling over the Fourth of July holiday.

The latest data from Triple-A shows that even though the July 4th holiday falls on a Wednesday, many travelers are planning on taking off more days from work to enjoy the holiday.

Triple-A of Utah estimates more than 411,000 Utahns will travel 50 miles or more this Fourth of July holiday weekend; that's a 1.5 percent increase from last year.

Over 326,000, or just over 80 percent, are expected to travel by car; that's a 1 percent increase from last year. Air travel is expected to rise by 5.2 percent, with over 68,000 Utahns taking to the skies.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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