- Associated Press - Sunday, November 23, 2014

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts is gearing up for what could be a busier-than-usual Thanksgiving getaway.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation says it expects heavy traffic on state highways and at Logan International Airport in Boston in the coming days. Peak volume is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday, and again on Sunday after Thanksgiving.

Massport says parking will be hard to find at Logan and suggests other means of getting to the airport, such as the MBTA and Logan Express buses.

AAA estimates that 46.3 million Americans will venture 50 miles or more from home over the holiday, a more than 4 percent increase from last year.

The lowest gas prices in four years could contribute to the travel surge. The most recent average price in Massachusetts was $2.93 per gallon for self-serve regular.

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