Holiday traveling just got a whole lot easier!
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced that it will be suspending as much work as possible and reopening lanes starting at 3 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. on Sept. 3.
AAA Michigan estimates 1.2 million people will be traveling Labor Day weekend in Michigan. MDOT says it will lift traffic restrictions on 96 of 140 projects statewide.
"With the close of the summer travel season, we want residents and visitors to enjoy the best that Michigan has to offer and to be able to get to their destination safely," State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle said in a news release. "While most MDOT work zones will be open and free of orange barrels this weekend, we urge motorist to use caution and remain vigilant when traveling across the state this holiday season. Motorists need to watch for lane restrictions and traffic shifts in those work zones that are still active."
Over the Labor Day holiday, 44 work zones will still have active lane restrictions in place, including these in Wayne County:
- I-75 has the southbound exit to West Road closed. A detour is posted.
- I-94 has one lane closed in each direction between Monroe Street and Beech Daly Road.
- I-275 has one lane closed in each direction between Ecorse Road and US-12 (Michigan Avenue).
- M-85 (Fort Street) has one lane open in each direction between Pennsylvania and Sibley roads.
- M-102 (Eight Mile Road) has two lanes open in each direction between M-39 (Southfield Freeway) and US-24 (Telegraph Road).