How Much Traffic on the Maine Turnpike this Weekend?
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Safe travel if you're hitting the road this weekend. 930,000 vehicles will travel the turnpike between Friday and Monday.
The Busiest Times:
Friday: between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM northbound.
Monday: the York Toll Plaza southbound will have 55,000 departing Maine, with the heaviest times between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
Great news! All five rest area locations on the Turnpike will be open. The Gray and Cumberland Service Plazas have reopened with limited services southbound. Food, fuel and restrooms will be available northbound in Gray. However, only fuel and restrooms will be available southbound in Cumberland.
Remember the Fallen
"In honor of Memorial Day, the Authority would like to remind people that the Maine Turnpike is designated the Gold Star Memorial Highway to commemorate the valor and sacrifice of those who died in service to our country. The Gold Star was worn by American mothers instead of conventional mourning clothes during World War I. The display of gold star banners in homes began in World War II and it is a tradition that has been carried through every war thereafter"
Peter Mills, Executive Director said, “As you travel the turnpike this weekend, please take a moment to remember the Maine heroes who gave their lives for our country.”