Heavy Traffic Expected This Weekend 

More than 700-thousand vehicles are expected to travel the Maine Turnpike this holiday weekend.The numbers are down about two percent from last year at this time.Turnpike spokesman Dan Paradee said that’s because the later the weekend falls in September, the more people are thinking aboutschool and other activities closer to home. But with excellent weather predicted, turnpike officials say they’ll still be ready for a busy weekend.The heaviest volume is expected Monday in the southbound lanes between noon and 6 p.m.State Troopers are out in force on roads across the state…looking for drunk, speeding and reckless drivers.They also want to remind folks that there’s a lot of construction work going on right now, and it’s important to be extra cautious on the interstate.