Drivers in the Ellsworth, Bar Harbor and Bangor areas -- and everywhere in between -- should be ready for increased traffic this weekend. The combination of free admission to Acadia National Park Thursday-Sunday and the American Folk Festival in Bangor will bring thousands of people to the region.

Weather is supposed to be ideal and that will just increase the visitors to the region. Construction in the Ellsworth area will continue through Friday evening but will be discontinued through the weekend.

The American Folk Festival starts Friday evening at 6:15 p.m. and runs through Sunday at 5 p.m. on the Bangor waterfront.

Remember to follow the directions of any flaggers, stay off your cellphone while driving, go to the bathroom before you get in the car and enjoy the weekend!