Miles the Moose, Clawdette the Lobster and a Record-Setting Year for the ME Turnpike

Portland Press Herald wraps up coverage of the summer travel season, reporting, “Traffic on the Maine Turnpike was up 6.3 percent over last summer as of Sept. 1, the turnpike authority said in a news release. Through the end of July, more than 2.78 million more vehicle transactions were recorded on the turnpike than during the same period in 2015. The turnpike has broken records every month in 2016 for revenue collected and the number of drivers using the highway.” Miles and Clawdette once again handed out gifts to departing tourists on Labor Day.