Busy Roads & Stepped Up Patrols This Labor Day Weekend
September 1, 2017
Another busy Labor Day weekend is anticipated on the roads and the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is urging safety with many hurrying to get in or out of town.
It’s the final summer holiday before many parents prepare for the start of another busy school season. AAA Michigan is projecting that more than one million people will be traveling for the holiday, so roads and freeways could be congested. Motorists will still encounter some active work zones, although many construction restrictions will be lifted.
Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy says Labor Day tends to be the last hurrah for many in wrapping up summer and getting in that one last time on the water or closing up cabins. As with any holiday or extended weekend, Murphy says people tend to be a bit over zealous whether out on the roads or water, so they just ask that people use patience.
Murphy advises that says his Office and Michigan State Police will have extra patrols out, and he anticipates most local police agencies will as well. Murphy tells WHMI they’ll do their best to make it a safe, uneventful holiday weekend for everybody, but it just works a whole lot better when they have the public’s help in doing that.
Labor Day is historically the third-most traveled holiday of the summer. While AAA Michigan is anticipating a healthy number of travelers, officials caution that increased gas price volatility could keep some people home.
AAA Michigan officials say the impact of Hurricane Harvey on gas prices hasn’t been determined yet, but motorists can expect gas prices over the holiday to be slightly higher than last year. (JM)