July 22, 2018
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Maine Turnpike traffic up for Labor Day weekend

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — Statistics show that traffic at the southern end of the Maine Turnpike increased by more than 5 percent over the Labor Day holiday weekend compared to last year.

The Maine Turnpike Authority was expecting traffic to drop 6 percent at the York toll plaza from Friday through Monday based on a forecast from the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research.

But turnpike officials said Tuesday that preliminary numbers show 228,700 vehicles went through the plaza, a 5.3 increase jump from last year.

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