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Labor Day holiday weekend underway across Wisconsin

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The last of Wisconsin's summer holiday weekends is underway.

The AAA says almost three-quarter million state residents are hitting the road for Labor Day -- and that doesn't count the out of state visitors coming in.

The state DOT says the heaviest traffic will be from now until 8 p.m. Friday, and from noon to 8 p.m. Monday.

Rain is in the statewide forecast for most of the weekend.

Gas is almost 14 cents cheaper than a year ago. The AAA said the statewide average was $3.43 a gallon Friday for regular unleaded.

Ten people were killed in Wisconsin highway crashes last Labor Day Weekend. Again this year, the State Patrol and local law enforcement are cracking down on drunk driving with their annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.

Road construction crews shut down their work at noon Friday for the weekend.

The major road projects that will affect holiday traffic include the rebuilding of Milwaukee's Zoo Interchange, I-94 in Kenosha and Racine counties, I-90 at La Crosse, Highway 41 in spots from Oshkosh to Green Bay, and the Bong Bridge from Superior to Duluth.

Updated road reports are available by calling 511 or logging onto 511WI.Gov.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)