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Maryland Highway Officials Urge Motorists To Travel Off-Peak During Labor Day Weekend

September 5th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Maryland state highway officials are urging motorists to travel during off-peak hours and focus on safety during Labor Day weekend.

“If you are traveling during the holiday weekend, please travel safely and allow for plenty of time to reach your destination,” said MDOT SHA Administrator Tim Smith. “MDOT SHA’s website provides reliable, current traffic and road closure information, as well as weather-related traffic events and conditions. When traveling in Maryland, use our website to assist you in reaching your destination in the safest, most efficient manner.”

More people are expected to be on the road this holiday weekend to travel locally due to the coronavirus pandemic.

An increase in traffic is expected throughout the weekend along routes including US 50, Interstate 95, I-81, I-70 and I-68 toward western Maryland.

The Maryland State Police said it would be increasing patrols and looking for speeders and aggressive drivers along state roadways.

One Response to “Maryland Highway Officials Urge Motorists To Travel Off-Peak During Labor Day Weekend”

  1. September 05, 2020 at 10:39 am, mac said:

    An excellent idea from the SHA. Everyone should plan on being on the road at 4:00 AM this year.
    That way when I leave at 9:00 AM there will be very little traffic. Thank you.


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