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Traffic I-95 NewtonMassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The heaviest traffic is expected Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings.  Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm and 7pm on those days.

Traffic is especially heavy at the I-84 interchange at Exit 9 in Sturbridge on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend and at Exit 11A, I-495, which handles cars headed south to Cape Cod and north to New Hampshire and Maine. Travelers to the Cape have access to real time roadside traffic information through the GO Time system. To plan ahead, traffic information is available for download using the free RideWise Smartphone App that provides live traffic conditions.

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers reports that there will be no lane restrictions on the Sagamore Bridge during the Memorial Holiday weekend period, from Wednesday, May 20 through Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day).

MassDOT will suspend all construction work on major arterial roadways from 12:00PM Noon on Friday, May 22 through the start of normal business on Tuesday, May 26.

Check the MassDOT live Traffic Cameras web page before you travel to view current traffic.

Save time and fuel by joining E-ZPass to avoid waiting in line at cash toll booths. Travelers are reminded that the Tobin Bridge has converted to All-Electronic Tolling system using E-ZPass or Pay-by-Plate.

Free coffee will be served at the 18 MassDOT service plazas from 10 pm Monday night through 5 am Tuesday morning.

CapeFLYER weekend rail service to Cape Cod and the Islands resumes Friday, May 22 through Labor Day.  Visit www.capeflyer.com  for complete schedules and ticket information.

The MBTA will operate buses, subways and commuter rail on a Sunday schedule on Memorial Day.

All RMV offices will be closed Monday May 25 in observance of the holiday.

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