STEVENSVILLE, Md. (AP) — This weekend’s NASCAR races in Dover, Del. are expected to boost traffic volume on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

The Maryland Transportation Authority says motorists should expect heavier traffic through Sunday.

The authority says it will monitor traffic conditions and allow two-way traffic on the westbound span to help alleviate potential delays if weather permits.

Motorists are urged to travel during expected off-peak hours. The best hours to travel this weekend are before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m. on Friday, before 7 a.m. or after 5 p.m. on Saturday and before 11 a.m. or after 10 p.m. on Sunday.

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