And it looks like people are listening to that advice.
Kezi 9 news reporter emma jerome joins us live from a springfield gas station with what state agencies are projecting for this year.
Matt renee - here at the am pm off gateway people are steadily filing in -- but when i was here earlier not many said they were heading out for the weekend.
Last year -- triple a says more than 43 million americans traveled for the holiday weekend -- making it the second highest travel weekend in the last 20 years but this year - people are heeding the advice of elected officials and local leaders and staying in .
Even though gas in eugene is as low as 1.89 in some places.
Triple a says the economic data used to make these projections has been undermined by coronavirus and they only have anecdotal evidence to go off of.
Angela beers seydel with odot says the same thing.
Angela beers seydel: one of the things that's going on is things are opening in stages so we know more people are traveling but we really don't know what to expect this weekend.
I think everybody is ready to get put and look around a little but and there are ways to do that safely."
She said we wont know the true numbers for a week or two because they have to measure travel capacities across the entire state - but she did say you may notice roads look a little different now.
That's because crews have been able to complete a lot of construction projects during this time.
She said as you head out this weekend take it slow and noticr whats different about the roads.
Reporting live in springfield emma jerome kezi 9