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MDOT Urges Marylanders to Make Safe Travel the Top Priority this Labor Day Weekend

For many Marylanders and visitors to our state, the Labor Day weekend signals the official end of the summer season and one last opportunity for warm-weather getaways and gatherings with family and friends. The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) wishes everyone a happy Labor Day weekend, and reminds all travelers that no matter where their journeys take them, it’s important to make safety the key element of every celebration. “We’ve seen Marylanders travel this summer in great numbers, enjoying the state’s beauty and making great memories with friends and loved ones,” MDOT Secretary Greg Slater said. “As many families travel over the Labor Day weekend, we all play a role to ensure summer ends on a high note by remembering to look out for one another, avoid distractions and make safety our top priority.” MDOT State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) expects traffic volumes to increase from Thursday, September 2, through Labor Day Monday, September 6. Motorists should travel off-peak if possible, particularly when heading to and from the Eastern Shore. MDOT SHA will suspend non-emergency roadwork from 3 p.m. Thursday, September 2, through Tuesday, September 7, and emergency patrols will be on duty across the state to assist disabled vehicles […]

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