Michigan Department of Transportation Suspends Projects
The Michigan Department of Transportation has suspended a majority of its construction project to ease traffic congestion of Michigan highways over the Memorial Day weekend. This does include single lane closures on US-127 in Gratiot County near Alma and St. Louis.
However, there will still be some ongoing projects this weekend on some of Michigan's most heavily traveled northern traffic arteries. According to MDOT's website, travelers on US-131 will run into lane closures in Kent County, just north of Grand Rapids between 14 Mile Road and 17 Mile Road.
Meanwhile, I-75 will see work continue as well near Saginaw at the I-75/I-675 interchange in Saginaw County. A moveable barrier wall will provide three open lanes to peak traveling direction (northbound Friday and Saturday, southbound Sunday and Monday) between Exit 154 and Exit 160.
Another project affects I-75 in Ogemaw County near West Branch. Lane shifts will slow traffic in this stretch. Also note, be sure to stop in West Branch for "relief." The northbound rest area between Alger and West Branch will be closed.