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Transportation officials expect traffic to be lighter this weekend around the area, and Delaware is hoping to ease traffic on I-95 with new toll lanes.
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Transportation officials expect traffic to be lighter this weekend around the area, and Delaware is hoping to ease traffic on I-95 with new toll lanes.

Traffic on the Bay Bridge isn't expected to be pretty this weekend, with the Automobile Association of America for the Mid-Atlantic Regio predicts 12,000 more people than last year are traveling 50 miles from home over this holiday.

Many are headed over the Bay Bridge and that could be a problem. To make the trip easier, Lt. Joseph Scott of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police forces suggests people travel off peak.

"Best times to travel the Bay Bridge over this coming weekend will be Thursday before 2 p.m., Friday before 10a.m., or after 10p.m.," he says. "Saturday before 7a.m. and after 5 p.m., and both Sunday and Monday before 11a.m. and after 10 p.m."

In short, Lt Scott suggests, leave early and stay late.

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