AUGUSTA — The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety is reminding motorists to end the summer travel season safely on Labor Day weekend, one of the busiest times for traffic accidents.
In the past five years, 14 fatalities have occurred on Labor Day weekends, half of which were alcohol-related. Three were last year, and one of those involved alcohol.
Extra Maine state troopers will look for drunk drivers and speeders, and keep traffic moving. State police will support Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, with 15 special roving patrols to find drunk drivers, as part of MADD’s National Sobriety Checkpoint Week. The state police plane and a rented helicopter will monitor traffic during the weekend.
Motorists can expect traffic slowdowns at the following locations in the Bangor Daily News readership area:
I-95, Lincoln to Old Town, southbound lane reduced to one lane.
Route 1, Lincolnville, Ducktrap River bridge construction.
Route 9, Wesley, road construction.
Route 15, Bangor-Kenduskeag, road construction.
Route 201, Jackman, road construction.
Route 11, Mechanic Falls, bridge construction.