MDOT to suspend road work for holiday travel


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Michigan Department of Transportation will put many construction projects on hold this Labor Day weekend.

AAA Michigan says more about 1.12 people are expected to travel in Michigan during the holiday weekend, according to a release from MDOT.

To help keep traffic moving smoothly, MDOT will suspend as much road work as possible starting Friday at 3 p.m. Work will resume at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

MDOT says 126 out of 156 projects in the state will have lane restrictions lifted.

Drivers can check their route for construction at MDOT’s interactive construction map.

These projects will not be suspended:

West Michigan

  • M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive), Ottawa County, has traffic shifted in each direction at 120th Avenue. Northbound 120th Avenue is closed at M-45.

Southwest Michigan

  • I-94 in Lincoln Township, Berrien County, has one lane open in each direction between Three Oaks Road and I-196 (Exit 34).
  • I-94 Business Loop (Stadium Drive) in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, has lane closures from 11th Street to just east of Seneca Drive.
  • I-196, Allegan County, has lane closures from US-31 to the Allegan/Ottawa county line.
  • M-37 (Hanover Street) in Hastings, Barry County, has one lane open in each direction between M-79 and Green Street.
  • M-227 in Marshall, Calhoun County, has the northbound lane closed from Kalamazoo Avenue to Winston Drive. A detour is posted.

Central Michigan and Thumb

  • I-69 near Flint, Genesee County, will have shoulder closures from I-475 west to just past M-15. All lanes will be open.
  • I-75, Saginaw County, will have the following restrictions in place from Janes Road to the I-675 north junction:
    • 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30:
      • Northbound I-75 will have all lanes open.
      • Southbound I-75 traffic will be detoured to southbound I-675.
    • 7 – 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30:
      • Northbound and southbound I-75 will be detoured to I-675.
    • 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 – end of construction season
      • Southbound I-75 will have all lanes open.
      • Northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured to I-675.
  • M-24 in Lapeer, Lapeer County, will have one lane closed in each direction with traffic shifted from south of I-69 to Powers Street.
  • US-10/M-47 interchange in Midland, Midland County, will have the following restrictions in place:
    • Westbound US-10 will have shoulder closures.
    • The northbound M-47 ramp to westbound US-10 will be closed with traffic detoured.
    • The westbound US-10 ramp to southbound M-47 will be closed with traffic detoured.
  • US-23, Arenac County, will have the following restrictions in place at the Rifle River:
    • Northbound US-23 will have one lane open.
    • Southbound US-23 will have two lanes open.

Southern Michigan

  • I-94 Business Loop (Jackson Road) in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, will have one lane open in each direction between the I-94 ramps and Maple Road.
  • I-96, Livingston County, has the rest area off eastbound I-96 near Howell closed for construction.
  • M-125 in Monroe, Monroe County, will have one lane open in each direction between Stewart and Nadeau roads.
  • US-127, Ingham County, will have bridge work at several local roads over US-127 between Mason and Leslie. Barnes Road and South Street will be closed with a detour posted. There will be shoulder closures in each direction on US-127.
  • US-127, Jackson County, will have one lane open in each direction between Parnell Road and Henry Road, with a traffic shift.

Metro Detroit Region

Wayne County

  • I-96 in Livonia is closed in each direction between Newburgh Road and US-24 (Telegraph Road). Also, the I-96 express lanes/ramps are closed between M-39 (Southfield Freeway) and US-24. Schoolcraft Road has one lane open between I-275 to US-24.
  • M-1 (Woodward Avenue) is closed between Adams Avenue and Bethune Avenue.
  • M-85 (Fort Street) is closed in each direction between Oakwood Boulevard and Miller Road. One lane is open between Miller Street and Dearborn Street.

Oakland County

  • M-5 has two lanes shifted to the shoulder between Maple Road and Pontiac Trail.

Macomb County

  • M-53 has one lane closed in each direction between Helen Avenue and the Red Run Drain.

St. Clair County

  • I-94/I-69 in Port Huron has the following lane restrictions in effect:
    • One lane is open in each direction between Range Road and Lapeer Road.
    • The eastbound I-94 ramps to I-69 and I-69 Business Loop are closed.
    • Michigan Road is closed over I-94/I-69.
    • Lapeer Road has one lane closed in each direction under I-94/I-69.

Upper Peninsula

  • I-75 near Rudyard, Chippewa County, will have a posted detour in effect for two projects between M-134 and M-48.
  • M-26, Houghton County, will have two lanes open between the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and Dollar Bay with a temporary roadway.
  • M-149 near Manistique, Schoolcraft County, will have a posted detour in effect at Dufour Creek.
  • US-2 in Ironwood, Gogebic County, will have eastbound traffic detoured via local roads in Hurley, Wis., and Ironwood.
  • US-2 near Manistique, Schoolcraft County, will have one lane open in each direction from east of the Delta/Schoolcraft county line to M-149. Wide loads restricted.

North Lower Peninsula

  • US-23, Iosco County, will have a traffic shift south of Oscoda. Wide loads restricted.
  • Old US-131, Wexford County, will be closed to through-traffic from Boon Road to US-131 near Cadillac. Detour on US-131.
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