TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – According to AAA, 42 million people will hit the roads this July 4th weekend.

This is despite the national price of gas being just below $5 per gallon and with construction season in full swing.

Many drivers in the valley are deciding whether or not these factors will keep them at home or if they will hit the roads. Vigo County resident William Drappo said that after plenty of thought, he’ll travel this weekend.

“I had to think about whether or not I was going to go for a while,” Drappo said. “It’s going to cost me 70 bucks to fill up my tank there and 70 bucks to get back.”

The warmer months are prime for construction projects. There are many construction projects happening in our area including Interstate 70. INDOT Crawfordsville District PR Director Megan DeLucenay advised that construction work will be suspended on I-70 for the holiday weekend. Lane restrictions will be pulled off the road at 6 a.m. on Friday and will be replaced by daylight on Tuesday morning.

DeLucenay added to check traffic updates on INDOT’s social media before you hit the roads to avoid any backups during holiday travelling.

According to AAA, the national average price of gas sits at $4.87. The average price in Indiana is just above the national average at $4.97.