Holiday travel expected to see near-record number of people on highways, airways

55.4 million people expected to venture from home

Travelers make their way toward the baggage carousels Friday at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Staci Vandagriff)

Arkansans, along with the rest of the nation, will be hitting the road and taking to the skies in near record numbers for Thanksgiving, setting the coming week up for what is anticipated to be the heaviest travel weekend of the year so far.