Headed on Memorial Day weekend road trip? Gas prices will be pleasant surprise

You might be pleasantly surprised at the pump this weekend if you’re filling up before a Memorial Day road trip: Gas prices are on a downward trend.

According to AAA, nationally, a gallon of regular gas cost around $4.60 last year.

This year, that same gallon of gas costs about a dollar less, around $3.57.

That gallon of gas is even cheaper if you’re driving in Virginia. The average there is about $3.34.

In Maryland, that average is about $3.50. In D.C., the average is a little higher than nationally, at $3.64, but that’s still a deal compared to last year.

AAA projects this year to be the third-most-traveled Memorial Day weekend since 2000.

If you’re on the road, be sure to listen to WTOP’s Traffic Center on the 8s to avoid delays!

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Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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