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National Folk Festival Expected to Increase Traffic in Salisbury

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SALISBURY, Md.- The annual National Folk Festival kicks off in downtown Salisbury this weekend and is expected to attract a significant amount of people Friday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept. 8.

The Maryland State Highway Administration said it will offer support by positioning digital message signs in key areas alerting motorists about festival traffic and parking areas.

SHA said its routes in the area, including US 50/13 (Salisbury Boulevard), US 13 Business (S. Salisbury Boulevard) and US 50 Business (W. Salisbury Boulevard) will experience higher than normal traffic volumes, officials said. Motorists are urged to plan accordingly, if traveling in Salisbury this weekend.

SHA is suspending non-emergency lane closures in the Salisbury vicinity through 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, and is adding additional patrols to key locations to help expedite lane openings following disabled vehicles, crashes or debris in the roadways near the festival.

Satellite parking will be available at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, 500 Glen Ave. in Salisbury, and free shuttle buses will be available every 10 minutes. For additional commuting options, click here.

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