Bumper to bumper or cruising on open road, more people traveled on the Maine Turnpike during this year’s 4th of July holiday than last year, the Maine Turnpike Authority said Tuesday, another step in a record-breaking year.

In all, the authority recorded 1,046,743 vehicles from Friday to Monday, a 3.3 percent increase from 2015’s Independence Day traffic, according to a tweet from the agency.

The bump puts total traffic in line to break the record for Fourth of July traffic, and for year-round cars and trucks. Both high-water marks were set in 2015.

Through May 2016, the turnpike had 7.4 percent more vehicles than in the same five-month period in 2015.

At the York toll plaza alone this year, the turnpike authority counted 255,683 cars and trucks traveling in either direction, up from 245,388 last year, roughly a 4 percent increase.

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