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Michigan to suspend most road projects over holiday weekend

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The Michigan Department of Transportation is suspending much of its road and bridge work to ease traffic during the busy Labor Day holiday weekend.

Starting at 3 p.m. Friday, MDOT will remove traffic restrictions on 92 of 131 active projects statewide. The construction suspension will end at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

State Transportation Director Kirk Steudle says the agency had no choice but to leave some lane restrictions in effect. He is urging drivers to use extra caution in work zones.

The following work zones will have active traffic restrictions in place. 

Upper Peninsula 

- M-28, Gogebic County, has one lane of alternating traffic open over the Presque Isle River with a temporary traffic signal.

- M-94 in Manistique, Schoolcraft County, has a posted detour at US-2.

- US-41 in Hancock, Houghton County, has a posted detour for northbound traffic.

- US-41 in Ishpeming, Marquette County, has one lane open in each direction with a traffic shift at the US-41/Second Street roundabout. Detours for local road closures are posted.

For more information, contact MDOT Superior Region Communications Representative Dan Weingarten at 906-250-4809. Follow the Superior Region on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDOT_UP. 

Northern Lower Peninsula 

- M-27, Cheboygan County, has northbound traffic detoured on I-75 and M-68.

- M-55 in West Branch, Ogemaw County, has eastbound lane closures as well as a one-way detour on I-75 BL (Cook Road) and I-75 via Exit 212. Westbound traffic will remain on M-55.

- M-66/M-55 in Lake City, Missaukee County, will have one lane open in each direction with traffic shifts.

- US-23 in Cheboygan, Cheboygan County, has one lane open at the Little Black River bridge with temporary traffic signals.

For more information, contact MDOT North Region Communications Representative James Lake at 906-250-0993. Follow the North Region on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDOT_Traverse. 

West Michigan 

- I-196 in Grandville, Kent County, has the westbound ramp to M-11 (28th Street/Wilson Avenue) closed.

- US-31 in Holland, Ottawa County, has two northbound lanes open on the southbound roadway through the entire project. Two lanes of southbound US-31 are maintained from Quincy Avenue to Lakewood Boulevard and one lane from Lakewood Boulevard to 8th Street.

- US-131 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, will have one lane closed in each direction between Leonard Street and Ann Street. The Turner Avenue ramp to southbound US-131 will be closed.

For more information, contact MDOT Grand Region Communications Representative John Richard at 616-262-1565. Follow the Grand Region on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDOT_West. 

Southwest Michigan

- I-94, Berrien County, has two lanes open in each direction between Sawyer and Stevensville.

- I-94, Kalamazoo County, has two lanes open in each direction with a traffic shift. Two ramps are closed: eastbound I-94 to 40th Street, and 40th Street to westbound I-94. Those ramps are detoured at Exit 85, 35th Street.

- I-196, Allegan County, has one lane open in each direction at Old Allegan Road.

- US-12, Branch County, is closed at Swan Creek between Bronson and Coldwater for bridge reconstruction. Detours are posted.

- US-12, Cass County, has a posted detour for westbound traffic during roundabout construction at the Five Points Road intersection.

- US-31, Berrien County, has one lane open in each direction over the St. Joseph River.

For more information, contact MDOT Southwest Region Communications Representative Nick Schirripa at 269-208-7829. Follow the Southwest Region on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDOT_Southwest. 

Central Michigan and Thumb

- Bristol Road in Flint, Genesee County, has single-lane closures at I-75 with traffic shifts and temporary signals.

- I-69, Lapeer County, has one lane closed in each direction between Morris and Clark roads, with traffic shifts.

- I-75, Saginaw County, has three lanes open in each direction.

- M-13, Saginaw County, is closed between Fry and Curtis roads with a posted detour.

- M-18 in Beaverton, Midland County, has southbound traffic detoured.

- M-25/M-24 in Unionville, Tuscola County, will have at least one lane open in each direction.

- M-25 in Worth Township, Sanilac County, is closed over Mill Creek and detoured via M-90, Wildcat Road, and Galbraith Line Road.

- M-30 in White Star, Gladwin County, is closed at the No Name Drain and detoured via Knox Road, Hockaday Road, and M-61.

- M-53 near Cass City, Sanilac County, has one lane open at the South Branch of the Cass River with temporary signal.

- M-57 in Chesaning, Saginaw County, has one lane open over the Shiawassee River with a temporary signal, and is closed and detoured at Deer Creek.

- M-81, Saginaw County, is closed at Airport Road with a posted detour.

- US-10, Clare County, has one lane closed in each direction over M-115. The southbound M-115 ramp to eastbound US-10 is closed.

For more information, contact MDOT Bay Region Communications Representative Jocelyn Hall at 989-245-7117. Follow the Bay Region on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDOT_Bay. 

Southern Michigan

- I-75, Monroe County, has two lanes open in each direction with a traffic shift between I-275 and Dixie Highway.

- M-100 north of Potterville, Eaton County, has one lane open with a temporary signal near Billwood Highway.

- US-12 in Saline, Washtenaw County, has one westbound lane open between Maple Street and Monroe Street with eastbound traffic detoured.

For more information, contact MDOT University Region Communications Representative Kari Arend at 517-206-1609. Follow the University Region on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDOT_LanJxn and www.twitter.com/MDOT_A2. 

Metro Detroit

- Church Street, Oakland County, is closed over I-696 for plaza construction.

- Evergreen Road, Wayne County, will have one lane open in each direction at I-96.

- Grand Boulevard, Wayne County, is closed between M-1 (Woodward Avenue) and Cass Avenue.

- I-75, Oakland County, has the southbound right lane closed from M-59 to Coolidge Highway, while the northbound left lane is closed from Crooks to Square Lake roads for ongoing construction. In addition, the Adams Road ramp to southbound I-75 is closed and detoured.

- I-94 in Detroit has the eastbound exit to Trumbull Avenue closed while the Trumbull Avenue ramp to westbound I-94 is closed. Detours posted.

- M-5, Oakland County, has ramps closed at the I-96/M-5/I-696 interchange.

- M-85, in Wayne County, has one lane open between Vreeland Road and Van Horn Road.

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