61-Mile Yard Sale Gets Underway this Weekend

By |2018-08-28T08:01:00-05:00August 28, 2018 6:01 am|Local News|0 Comments

(KDKZ-TV)Visitors and residents will be out in full force along Route 61 Labor Day weekend in search of bargains at the 61-Mile Yard Sale from Bloomsdale to Jackson, Mo., but MoDOT wants you to remember the greatest savings of the event could be a life.

“It’s a fun weekend that people look forward to each year,” says Traffic Engineer Craig Compass, “but we want people to remember that there’s more traffic and more congestion along Route 61 this weekend than any other and drivers need to keep that in mind.”

MoDOT will do its part to bring the safety message to the forefront.

“We will have message boards out there along the route, to let people know that there will be stopped traffic and pulling in and off.” (A) [COMPASS C]

“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,” Compas says.  “It’s a big event locally, and we want everyone to enjoy themselves and be as safe as possible.”

Selling will get underway on Thursday, August 30.  The sale will wrap up on Saturday, September 1.

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