“With gas prices on the downswing and the economy still flush, expect plenty of traffic on roadways Labor Day weekend in the Berkshires and the across the state.
According to a survey of Massachusetts residents conducted by AAA Northeast, the Berkshires are considered to be one of the top driving destinations for state travelers this weekend. Cape Cod is listed as the top choice, followed by Boston and Berkshire County. Almost 40 percent of the 437 state residents who were surveyed indicated that they intend to travel 100 to 500 miles from home.
State gas prices fell 3 cents this week, with a gallon of unleaded regular averaging $2.60 per gallon, a penny over the national average, according to the organization, but 24 cents less than it was in Massachusetts at this time last year.
Nationally, gas prices on Labor Day are expected to be in the $2.55 range, the third-lowest price in the past decade for the holiday weekend and 30 cents lower than last year, according to GasBuddy. That is welcome news for motorists, especially in Massachusetts, where 85 percent of the state travelers who participated in the survey said they expect to drive.
The year-to-date average gas price in Massachusetts is $2.63.”
Labor Day boon for Berkshires: low gas prices, Tanglewood shows was published Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in the Berkshire Eagle.