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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Lower gas prices means more travelers are hitting the road, especially with many workers having a long Fourth of July weekend.

The AAA estimates nearly 16 percent of area residents will travel via vehicle this weekend. Many will head to area lakes.

Area transportation and public works agencies have suspended most construction for the holiday weekend. But a spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Transportation still urges motorists to check their travel routes before heading out.

"Eighty percent of the overall travel will be by vehicle, so we are going to have some busy, busy interstates and highways across the nation for the next five days," said KDOT spokesman Kimberly Qualls.

She also reminds motorists to buckle up, before hitting the road, and to be safe and courteous.

You can call 511 to get the latest traffic information, or find more information on KCTV5.com.

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