Phoenix traffic

Evening commuters head west toward downtown Phoenix. Local transportation leaders are proposing a $1.4 billion plan to add carpool lanes and other improvements to the Interstate 10 and Interstate 17 corridor.

WASHINGTON — Memorial Day weekend travelers are expected to pack roads and airports at or above pre-pandemic levels this year, with experts saying that an estimated 42.3 million Americans are likely to travel.

Of those, about 887,000 will be from Arizona, according to AAA, a 4% increase over last year’s numbers. The last time the state saw Memorial Day weekend travel volumes this high was in 2005, which holds the record for the busiest Memorial Day holiday travel weekend in Arizona.

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