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A lot of travelers stopped in Valdosta to fill up and take a break as they drove on I-75 Friday.
People we talked to have big plans for the weekend and say they're glad gas prices have dropped a little.
Here's a look at traffic on I-75 Friday afternoon. It seemed to be moving smoothly as people hit the roads to for their July 4 holiday weekend. The Raceway gas station was busy. Some people did have to wait to fill up but not too long.
"We're getting there," said traveler Al Taft. "It's been a long ride. It's been a good ride. We didn't run into to any heavy traffic so it's been a really good trip."
Al Taft and Nicki Coleman are coaches for a middle school aged girls basketball team. The Hardin Elite from Kentucky are playing in a national championship in Orlando.
"We plan on winning the championship," said Coleman. "We also give the girls experience on traveling on the road and playing some tough basketball."
They like that gas prices have been falling. The price at the pump at Raceway was $3.33.
"I'm happy to see them stay relatively low in comparison to what they have been and I'd like to see them continue to drop," said Coleman.
As the group of 30 teammates and parents head south, some bikers are headed north.
Gino Dicanio of Tampa, Florida is headed to Clayton and plans to ride his bike through the North Georgia and Tennessee mountains.
"Granted we could've rode up to Georgia but with all the weather that's been happening, it's better to trailer and have a vehicle," said Dicanio. "If you're stuck in the rain you can always get on four wheels instead of two."
As people get off work Friday night, traffic may get heavier on the interstate. So use caution and make this busy holiday weekend a safe one.
The Department of Transportation is holding off on road work and restricted lane closures throughout the state through five a.m. Tuesday to help traffic flow more smoothly.