MDOT Suspends Most Weekend Restrictions 7-02-2010 - WNEM TV 5

MDOT Suspends Most Weekend Restrictions 7-02-2010

The Michigan Department of Transportation is clearing more than 65 percent of statewide lane restriction near construction zones for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
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Beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, July 2, and continuing until 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 116 out of 176 projects statewide will be free of lane restrictions.
Officials are reminding motorist that officers will be enforcing the new texting-while-driving ban that went into effect Thursday.
"The safety of motorists and pedestrians relies on drivers focusing on the road instead of on their cell phones," said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle. "This is especially true in construction work zones."
Following is a list of local work zones that will remain active, or have some lane restrictions, during the Fourth of July weekend.
  • Cody Estey Road over I-75, Saginaw and Bay counties, will be closed with traffic detoured.
  • Linwood Road over I-75, Bay County, will be closed with traffic detoured.
  • I-69 from M-15 to M-24, Genesee and Lapeer counties, will have the westbound lanes shifted to the eastbound side with one lane open in each direction.
  • I-75 at M-84, Bay County, will have six lanes of traffic open with one northbound lane and three southbound lanes open on the southbound section while the northbound section will have two northbound lanes open.
  • I-475, Genesee County, southbound lanes will remain closed from I-69 to I-75 with traffic detoured.
  • I-475, Genesee County, will have local road closures in effect at some overpasses, along with detours.
  • I-675 northbound lanes will be closed in Saginaw County from 5th/6th Avenues (Exit 2) north to Tittabawassee Road (Exit 6).
  • M-13 over the Kawkawlin River, Bay County, will have one lane open in each direction.
  • M-13, Saginaw County, will be completely closed with traffic detoured from M-46 south to Hess.
  • M-83 over the Dead Creek bridge in Frankenmuth, Saginaw County, will be open to northbound traffic. Southbound M-83 traffic will be detoured.
  • M-84 over the Dutch Creek, Bay County, will be closed with traffic detoured. M-84 from I-75 south to Delta Road, Bay County, will have traffic shifted with one lane open in each direction.

Complete List: Fourth Of July Restrictions
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