MDOT Suspending Projects For Memorial Day Travelers
The Michigan Department of Transportation announced its plans to suspend road construction for the Memorial Day weekend, allowing for them to remove lane and travel restrictions on more than half of the statewide projects. according to their press release, MDOT will lift lane restrictions on 86 of the 123 current projects in Michigan beginning Friday, May 27 at 3:00PM through Tuesday, May 31 at 6:00AM.
As far as the popular northern routes are concerned, US-131 will be free of construction north of I-96, with projects continuing near downtown Grand Rapids and and just south of I-94 near Kalamazoo. US-127 will still have its auxiliary lane closed here in Lansing between Saginaw and Lake Lansing Road, but all other lanes to the north are scheduled to be opened, including the major project in Gratiot County between Ithaca and Alma. I-75 will continue to have a reduced speed limit and lane shift for about a four mile stretch near Saginaw and Bridgeport between Dixie Highway and Hess Road.
Most of the projects that will remain active are in the southern portion of the state and Metro Detroit. Click this link for a full list of projects that could impact your holiday travels.