It's going to be a busy Labor Day weekend for travelers.

Ed Welsh of AAA Central New York says they're projecting that 35.5 million people will be traveling this holdiay weekend, which is the highest number since 2008.  Welsh says 86% will be going by car.

He says motorists will be paying over a dollar less a gallon than they were last year at this time.

And with the end of the summer travel season, Welsh says gas prices will continue to fall. Welsh says unless there's trouble in the Middle East or refinery issues, he expects gas prices in central New York to fall into the $2.20's by the end of October

The average price in the Utica-Rome market is currently $2.53 a gallon.

Welsh says if you're looking for really cheap gas head to New Jersey, where prices are averaging around $2 a gallon.