The Michigan Department of Transportation is lifting traffic restrictions on the majority of its road projects for this Labor Day weekend.
AAA estimates over 1.1 million motorists will be driving on Michigan roads and bridges during the holiday weekend.
Starting Friday, and continuing until 6 a.m Tuesday, MDOT will suspend 126 out of 156 of statewide projects in an effort to keep Michigan traffic moving smoothly.
Officials also remind motorists to buckle up, follow posted speed limit signs and not to use cell phones while driving.
Here’s a list of work zones in the region that will have travel restrictions and remain active during the Labor Day weekend:
– 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.
– 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, 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.
* I-75, Saginaw County, will have the following restrictions in place from Janes Road to the I-675 north junction:
– Northbound I-75 will have all lanes open; Southbound I-75 traffic will be detoured to southbound I-675 through Saturday, Aug. 30.
– 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30: Northbound and southbound I-75 will be detoured to I-675.
– 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 until the end of construction season: Southbound I-75 will have all lanes open; Northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured to I-675.
* US-23, Arenac County, will have the following restrictions in place at the Rifle River:
– Northbound U.S. 23 will have one lane open.
– Southbound U.S. 23 will have two lanes open.
* 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.
For up-to-date information on MDOT projects, visit Michigan.gov.