NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Across the Tri-State area, people are getting ready to celebrate the final weekend of summer.
More than a third of New Yorkers are packing their bags and headed out-of-town this Labor Day weekend.
TripAdvisor reports 37 percent of New Yorkers are traveling this weekend, up from 24 percent last year. Sixty-six percent of those traveling by car while 31 percent are flying the friendly skies.
AAA Mid-Atlantic projects more than 1 million New Jerseyans plan to travel 50 miles or more from home this weekend. That’s up 1 percent from last year.
The Port Authority also projects more than 2.5 million travelers will cross its bridges and tunnels throughout the weekend. Construction is suspended along the George Washington and Bayonne bridges.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has also directed state agencies to suspend any non-emergency road work that could cause traffic delays over the holiday weekend.
The MTA is providing extra service Friday for those looking to ride the rails to their destination.