Thank You Very Little; MDOT Suspends Roadwork For Holiday
I'm not sure how much this will help, but MDOT has announced that highway construction work will be suspended on most projects from the afternoon of Thursday, July 2, to Monday, July 6.Here's the full news release from the Michigan Dept. of Transportation:
To accommodate motorists traveling throughout Michigan over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will remove traffic restrictions on 120 of 155 active projects statewide. AAA Michigan estimates 1.3 million travelers will be using Michigan roads and bridges during the annual celebration of the nation's independence.
Beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 2, and continuing until 6 a.m. Monday, July 6, MDOT will suspend construction wherever possible on state roads and bridges. State roads are designated as I, M and US routes. While construction zones may be closed for the weekend, motorists are advised that equipment and temporary traffic configurations, like minor shifts, may remain in place, requiring motorists to adjust their speed and pay attention.
Over the Fourth of July holiday, the following 35 work zones will have active traffic restrictions in place:
- I-69, Calhoun County, has shoulder closures. 15 1/2 Mile Road has one lane open over I‐69 with temporary traffic signals.
- I-94 Business Loop (Stadium Drive) in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, has one lane open in each direction over US-131.
- M-60 in Mendon, St. Joseph County, has a posted detour for westbound traffic.
- M‐139, Cass County, will be closed over the St. Joseph River with a posted detour in Niles.
- Sprinkle Road in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, has one lane open in each direction over I-94.