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MDOT suspends work zones for Labor Day weekend

August 30, 2013
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The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to make travel easier for motorists this Labor Day weekend by lifting traffic restrictions on 96 of 140 projects statewide.

The hiatus will begin at 3 p.m. today and continue until 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

AAA Michigan expects an estimated 1.2 million people will travel this holiday weekend in Michigan.

"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," said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle.

"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,” Steudle added. “Motorists need to watch for lane restrictions and traffic shifts in those work zones that are still active."

Motorists can check MDOT's Mi Drive traffic website for traffic-incident alerts, live traffic web cams and construction information.

West Michigan work zones with active lane restrictions Labor Day weekend

  • I-96 in Crockery Township, Ottawa County, has one lane open in each direction with a traffic shift. The following ramps will be closed:
    • The 112th Avenue ramp to westbound I-96
    • The westbound I-96 ramp to M-104 in Nunica
    • The M-104 (Cleveland Street)/120th Avenue ramp to westbound I-96
  • M-11 (28th Street) in Wyoming, Kent County, has one lane open in each direction from Michael/DeHoop Avenue to US-131. The following ramp will be closed:
    • Clyde Park Avenue is closed at M-11
  • US-131 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, has two northbound lanes open between I-196 and Ann Street and all southbound lanes open. The following ramps will be closed:
    • The eastbound I-196 ramp to northbound US-131
    • The Leonard Street/Scribner Avenue ramp to northbound US-131

The full list of the 44 work zones with active lane restrictions is at MDOT's website.

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