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By Jay Polk - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – If you're traveling over the next few days, you're going to have plenty of company.

Millions of people will be on the road this holiday weekend and state troopers will be out with them.

At the intersection of the Liberty Expressway and Dawson Road cars are going in every direction.

No matter where they're going, there are a whole bunch of people going somewhere during this holiday travel period. Although the numbers are not as great as they were in 2007, they are better than they were last year.

Much of the downturn over the last couple of years is due to the economy and today, we talked to someone who is going to go to see her family in Dublin for more than just turkey and family.

Travis Walker of Albany and a group of her family and co-workers call themselves Smart Saving Sisters and they're hoping to lend a helping hand.

She said: "we're going to give back to the community. And the group has gotten boxes together and we're going to give those boxes to the less fortunate."

She also told us they she and her group are planning to do more activities like the one that they're doing over the Christmas holiday as well.

And speaking of economic impact, AAA estimates that the average household will spend more than $700 this weekend and that travelers will go an average of more than 800 miles.

According to AAA, gas prices are another factor that determines whether people will travel and they're up more than 70 cents from where they were last year.

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