The busiest times on the road Labor Day weekend in Wisconsin

Eau Claire (WQOW) – As always, expect more traffic on your three day Labor Day weekend.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation expects peak travel periods to be Friday from noon to 8 p.m., and the same time Monday.

The Wisconsin State Patrol wants to remind you to be even more cautious and patient sharing the roadways. Drivers should give themselves enough time to travel because of heavier volumes of traffic, which result in reaching a destination much later than anticipated.

Wis. State Patrol driving tips: no tailgating, check blind spots to be able to make safe maneuvers in traffic, do not have music too high, do not eat while driving, and make sure your cellular device is on driving mode.

Travelers can use the Wisconsin 511 website to check for any up-to-date closures or traffic speeds.

Wisconsin State Patrol’s Lieutenant Les Mlsna said there will be an increase in troopers on the road to keep speeds down and to help in the unfortunate case of a car crash.

“We have a problem with distracted driving, whether it’s looking at your GPS, just trying to figure out where you are going to go, or dealing with family in the vehicle with you or… it takes your attention away from where we want it and that’s the safe operation of your motor vehicle, and to obey the laws as you are traveling down our roadways,” said Mlsna.

The good news though, AAA predicts Eau Claire’s gas prices will soon drop, as much as 25 cents per gallon. Gas prices were around $2.94 in Eau Claire as of Thursday, that’s up from $2.45 a year ago at this time.

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