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First State saw increase in Thanksgiving weekend traffic


It was a busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend on First State roadways.

DelDOT says over 1.1 million cars passed through the state’s toll plazas along I-95 and Route 1 between Wednesday and Sunday. 


That was up 22 percent from a year ago when nearly 945 thousand cars were counted during the same five-day period.

The biggest increases came at the Route 1 toll plazas at Biddle’s Corner and Dover, which saw 40 percent spike in traffic over last year.

DelDOT estimates it collected over 3 million dollars in tolls over the holiday weekend.

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for nearly three decades.
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