As Memorial Day weekend kicks off the unofficial start to the Summer travel and tourism season, the Maryland Transit Authority is providing information to motorists.
MDTA officials say they anticipate nearly two million motorists to travel MDTA roadways this weekend, a 1 percent increase compared to last year. That includes more than 340,000 crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge between Friday and Monday.
MDTA officials advise drivers to travel during off-peak times to and from the Eastern Shore. Those times being Thursday and Friday before 10 a.m. or after 10 p.m., Saturday before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m. and Sunday/Monday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
MDTA officials also warn out of town motorists to remain on U.S. Route 50 to keep local roadways open to first responders and residents.