Michigan Memorial Day weekend travelers 2016 road construction report

UPDATE: The I-75 lane restrictions originally listed for Cheboygan County has been revised. Only northbound M-27 will have lane restrictions in that area this weekend.

MDOT lifts traffic restrictions to ease busy Memorial Day travel

Fast facts:

– MDOT is suspending work and lifting traffic restrictions wherever possible from 3 p.m. Friday, May 27, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 31.
– AAA Michigan estimates 1.2 million Michigan residents will travel this holiday weekend – a 2 percent increase from last year.
– Up-to-date construction and traffic information is available on the MDOT Mi Drive website and app: 
www.michigan.gov/drive.

This Memorial Day weekend, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is removing lane restrictions on more than half of its road and bridge projects to ease traffic delays for holiday travelers.

AAA Michigan estimates 1.2 million motorists will be using Michigan roads and bridges during the annual gateway to summer – the highest Michigan travel volume for the holiday period in nine years.

Beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, May 27, and continuing until 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 86 out of 123 projects statewide will have lane restrictions removed.

While motorists will see suspended operations in most MDOT construction zones for the weekend, drivers are advised that equipment and certain traffic configurations, like temporary shifts or shoulder closures, may remain in place.

“While the Memorial Day weekend helps launch the busy summer travel season in Michigan, safety is always the top priority,” said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle. “Drivers need to remember to buckle up, eliminate distractions and use caution, especially when traveling through work zones. We want to make sure everyone gets to their destination and home safely.”

MDOT oversees I, M and US routes and is responsible for nearly 10,000 miles of state highways, which carry more than 50 percent of all traffic and approximately 70 percent of commercial traffic in Michigan.

For up-to-date information on MDOT projects, view the list of statewide lane closures on the Mi Drive website and app at: www.michigan.gov/drive.

The following is a list of work zones that will remain active or have lane restrictions during the Memorial Day weekend. If necessary, detour routes will be posted at the project location.

Upper Peninsula
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 between Third Street and Second Street.

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
I-75 Business Loop/M-72 in Grayling, Crawford County, is closed at the AuSable River bridge. Detour posted.

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

M-33, Cheboygan County, is closed between M-212 and M-27. Detour posted.

US-23 in Cheboygan, Cheboygan County, has one lane open with a temporary traffic signal.

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

Cascade Road in Grand Rapids has one lane closed over I-96 with a traffic shift.

US-31, Muskegon County, has the southbound entrance and exit ramps at Pontaluna Road closed with a detour posted. The Pontaluna Road bridge over US-31 is closed as well.

US-31, Ottawa County, has two lanes open in each direction between Ransom Street and Lakewood Boulevard with a traffic shift. The southbound US-31 entrance and exit ramps to I-196 Business Loop (Chicago Drive) are closed with a detour posted.

US-131 in Grand Rapids has one southbound lane closed between Ann Street and Leonard Street. Also, the Ann Street ramp to southbound US-131 is closed, as well as the southbound US-131 exit ramp to Leonard Street.

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 one lane closed in each direction between Stevensville and Bridgman. Also, the Red Arrow Highway ramp to westbound I-94 at Bridgman (Exit 16) is closed with a detour posted.

I-94, Kalamazoo County, has a traffic shift in place at 40th Street. All ramps at the interchange are closed with a detour posted.

US-31, Berrien County, has one northbound lane closed over the St. Joseph River between Niles Buchanan Road and Walton Road.

US-131, Allegan County, has one lane closed in each direction over Gun River. Also, the 106th Avenue ramp to northbound US-131 is closed with a detour posted.

US-131, Kalamazoo County, has one lane closed in each direction between U Avenue and I-94 in Portage. Also, the Centre Avenue ramp to northbound US-131 is closed with a detour posted.

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
I-69, Lapeer County, has one lane closed in each direction between Clark Road and Lake Pleasant Road.

I-69, St. Clair County, will have one eastbound lane closed between M-19 and Taylor Road.

I-75, Saginaw County, will have traffic shifted between Dixie Highway and Hess Road.

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

M-57 in Chesaning, Saginaw County, has one lane open over the Shiawassee River with a temporary signal.

US-10, Clare County, has one lane open over Chippewa Creek with a temporary bridge.

US-10 Business Route/M-20, Midland County, has one lane open in each direction over Saginaw Road and Waldo Road.

US-23, Arenac County, has one lane open over the Au Gres River with a temporary signal.

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.

I-96, Ingham County, has two lanes open in each direction with a traffic shift between US-127 and M-99.

M-14 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, is closed between Main Street and the Miller Road/Maple Road interchange. A detour is posted.

M-50/US-127 Business Route (West Avenue) in Jackson, Jackson County, is closed between Ganson Street and North Street with a detour posted.

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.

US-127, Ingham County, has the northbound auxiliary lane closed between Grand River Avenue and Lake Lansing Road.

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 Wayne County
I-94 has all ramps at Trumbull Avenue, including the eastbound service drive, closed.

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

I-275 has all southbound lanes closed between the I-96/I-696 interchange and 5 Mile Road.

M-1 Rail work in downtown Detroit continues, with lane and shoulder closures in each direction on M-1 (Woodward Avenue), I-75, and I-94.

M-10 will have one lane open on the southbound service drive near Meyers and McNichols roads.

Macomb County
M-53 has one lane open in each direction from the Red Run Drain to 18 Mile Road.

For more information, contact MDOT Metro Region Communications Representative Diane Cross at 248-752-0336. Follow the Metro Region on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDOT_MetroDet.

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