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Gas prices help holiday travel

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

An improving economy and lower gas prices could help make this the busiest Labor Day travel weekend in nearly a decade.

The nearly 35 million people packing the car and hitting the highway this Labor Day weekend, will notice that it's going to cost less to get there than it did a year ago.

According to Triple A, gas prices are down 15 cents a gallon over this time last year.

Those in Sioux City are noticing the difference.

"Gas prices are actually not too bad, I mean they've been more expensive. So, I'm not to effected by it. I'm just going to Sioux Falls," said Matt Sanem, a Sioux City Resident.

According to GasBuddy.com, Iowa's average per gallon is $3.38

That's four cents lower than the national average.

NBCNEWS contributed to this report

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