Heavy traffic expected this Labor Day

According to AAA Wisconsin, there will be a 10% increase in traffic overall this Labor Day weekend. More than 734,000 people, or 13% of the state’s residents, are expected to travel. This is up 11% from 2009 and a 10% increase over the nationwide average.

From the Green Bay Press Gazette:

“We ask that people take enough time to get to where they need to go and get there safely,” said Beth Mosher, spokeswoman for AAA Wisconsin, which has been reporting travel trends for more than 20 years. “It may mean leaving earlier or at different times of the day when roads may not be as congested.”

The busiest travel days will be Thursday, Friday and Monday, Mosher said

As usually is the case for holiday weekends, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will stop construction in work zones in order to expedite the increased flow of traffic. But the work zones and lane restrictions will still be active. Drivers need to slow down to the posted speeds and travel safely through the work zones. The DOT has an interactive travel information site that will give you up to the minute traffic and travel conditions. You can also receive travel information on your phone by dialing 511.

A full list of work zones and detours is available at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation site.

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