ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Memorial Day weekend is upon us and which means much more individuals will probably be on the highway touring the subsequent couple days.
The Minnesota Division of Transportation (MnDOT) is sharing some recommendations on the way to keep protected throughout a busy journey weekend.
For a lot of, Memorial weekend marks the unofficial begin of summer season and which means much more individuals on the roads this weekend, together with individuals hauling boats and campers.
AAA anticipates 39.2 million individuals will journey 50 miles or extra from residence this weekend.
That’s a rise of 8.3 % over final 12 months and brings journey volumes close to these in 2017.
MnDOT desires to remind drivers to stay attentive and cautious, to present extra space to these towing, and to place the distractions away.
In case you are towing something over the weekend, MnDOT says to ensure every thing is secured.
“, you chart your path earlier than you go, it’s good to examine all the security chains, you’re safe,” MnDOT District 6 Spokesman Mike Dougherty stated. “You probably have something within the boat, is all of it secured? All these issues that simply be sure that not solely is your property taken care of but when it’s not, that may create a hazard and maybe a tragedy for another motorists if it comes unfastened.”
Even when you don’t see any employees in development zones this week, MnDOT desires to remind drivers to nonetheless watch out in work zones.
In case you are planning to journey in any respect this weekend, you should use the 511 map to see if there’s any development or detours in your route.
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