TRENTON (AP) — Motorists hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend will see the lowest gas prices for the holiday in five years.


Quick Chek gas station in Lawrenceville (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the while the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.53, up two cents from last week, prices are down from a year ago. In 2014 drivers in New Jersey paid $3.50 for a gallon of regular gas.

The national average price on Friday was $2.74, up 5 cents from last week. But that's also lower than the national average from a year ago, when drivers paid $3.65.

New Jersey travel for this weekend is expected to be up almost 5 percent over last year.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says that's a 10-year high in travel volume.

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