This Fourth of July 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 more than 1.4 million motorists will travel 50 or more miles away from home this holiday weekend, marking the highest travel volume for the Independence Holiday weekend in 13 years.
Beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, July 1, and continuing until 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 102 out of 144 MDOT 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.
The following is a list of I-75 work zones that will remain active or have lane restrictions during the Fourth of July weekend, and is current as of June 29. If necessary, detour routes will be posted at the project location.
- I-75, Chippewa County, has one lane closed in each direction under the Dafter Road bridge with a temporary concrete barrier wall.
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- I-75, Saginaw County, will have traffic shifted between Dixie Highway and Hess Road.
- I-75, Monroe County, has two lanes open in each direction with a traffic shift between I-275 and Dixie Highway.
- 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.
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