BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Motorists should expect heavy traffic this holiday weekend.
The Maryland State Highway Administration is removing non-emergency lane closures to help traffic flow Labor Day weekend.
AAA-Mid Atlantic expected it to be robust travel season all summer and spokeswoman Ragina Ali said, “we expect that Labor Day will be no exception.”
Gas prices are also running cheaper for Labor Day than they did for Memorial Day or Fourth of July. Prices are expected to be 30 cents lower.
With the summer coming to a close, Marylanders gear up for Labor Day plans and returning back to school.
. @MDSHA is suspending non-emergency lane closures until Tuesday, Sept. 3 to help traffic move smoothly on area roadways during the long weekend. We're also adding additional CHART patrols to assist in key locations. More here: https://t.co/6nJJ2wbf32 VJ #MDOTscenes pic.twitter.com/G6nk1HvmUP
— MD State Highway Adm (@MDSHA) August 30, 2019
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Officials are increasing patrols on US 50 to help open up lanes, as travelers head to and from the beach.
Non-emergency lane closures will be removed until Tuesday when all local schools are back in session.
For more information on traffic conditions and lane closure, click here.