A recent study by AAA shows there should be more travelers for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. The number of people traveling this Memorial Day is expected to be up 1.2 percent from last year on those wanting to travel 50 miles or more. AAA spokeswoman, Jessica Brady says there are many factors that go into the rise in holiday weekend travel, not just lower gas prices.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Brady 2FPMemorialWeekend2012.mp3]
The completion date of construction in Gainesville's Midtown area has been pushed back by two months — to late October from early September — because of labor shortages and unforeseen underground complications.