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Memorial Day weekend means more drivers on New York City roads, bridges and tunnels

Most people will be driving, putting an additional 800,000 auto travelers on the road compared to last Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA.

Tens of millions of people will hit the streets, skies and rails for the official kickoff to the summer vacation season this Memorial Day weekend.

Across the nation, nearly 40 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home through Monday — the biggest number of travelers since 2005, according to AAA.

Most people will be driving, putting an additional 800,000 auto travelers on the road compared to last Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA.

Nearly 3 million people will be flying to their destinations, a 5.5% bump from last year’s holiday.

The rest — 1.8 million — will be on trains, buses and cruise ships.

AAA Northeast spokesman Robert Sinclair said the surge in travelers reflects an improving economy.

“More people have more money in their pocket,” Sinclair said. “For most of us, when we have more money, we spend it. This is an opportunity to do so.”

On Memorial Day, NYC Transit subways and buses will run on a holiday schedule, though regular routes will be scrambled because of repair work.

New York will be buzzing with more travelers looking for an escape.

The Port Authority is estimating 1.8 million fliers and 3.4 million drivers going through its bridges and tunnels out of the city.

AAA, meanwhile, forecasts more drivers on MTA bridges and tunnels connecting the boroughs. Last year, 698,000 cars used these crossings on Memorial Day alone.

“I’m pretty sure we’re guaranteed to see 700,000 use the bridges and tunnels within the city of New York on that one day,” Sinclair said. “That’s a lot of vehicles.”

To keep cars moving, construction will halt on Port Authority crossings and state highways.

On Memorial Day, NYC Transit subways and buses will run on a holiday schedule, though regular routes will be scrambled because of repair work.