Friday, June 30, 2017
Busy Holiday Week Expected on Turnpike
Beginning as early as 12:00 PM on Friday (today) traffic northbound is expected to be heavy, with the peak hours between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Traffic on Saturday northbound is expected to be heavy between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
From January through May 2017, the turnpike has seen a 2.4% growth in traffic compared to the same period in 2016. 2016 marked the busiest year in Maine Turnpike history. With heavy traffic expected on the road, the MTA is urging motorists to be aware of peak times, plan accordingly, and drive safely over the long holiday weekend.
Motorists traveling through the York Toll Plaza over the Holiday weekend can also pick up their copy of the Maine Public Radio “Guide to Road Trip Games” booklet. The guide is filled with fun games to play in the car as well as safe driving tips provided by its sponsors, Maine’s Credit Unions, Goodwin’s Volvo, Maine Turnpike Authority and Maine Public Broadcasting Network. The guides will be distributed northbound at all four mainline toll plazas on Friday afternoon and will be available in both directions on Saturday between 10 AM and 2 PM.