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MoDOT Warns Motorists Of Pedestrian Traffic Along 100-Mile Yard Sale During Memorial Day Weekend

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With Memorial Day weekend comes the 100-Mile Yard Sale along Route 25 in southeast Missouri. The Missouri Department of Transportation says with bargain hunters and sellers out in full force for the annual event, the greatest savings “could be a life.”

“It’s a fun weekend that people look forward to each year,” said Traffic Engineer Craig Compas in a press release. “But we want people to remember that there’s more traffic and more congestion along Route 25 this weekend than any other and drivers need to keep that in mind.”

MoDOT says they will place message boards along the route to warn motorists of the unusual traffic patterns, and to promote safe driving.

“We really want drivers to be alert—to be aware of their surroundings, to be aware of sudden stops and to look for pedestrian traffic,” says Compas. “It’s a big event locally, and we want everyone to enjoy themselves and be as safe as possible.”

You can contact MoDOT through their Customer Service Center at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636).