Michigan DOT Lifts Traffic Restrictions to Ease Memorial Day Travel

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This Memorial Day weekend, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is removing lane restrictions on 55 percent of its road and bridge projects statewide to ease traffic delays for holiday travelers. AAA estimates more than 1.3 million Michigan residents are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 4 percent increase from last year and the second-highest forecast since 2000, when AAA began tracking holiday traffic.

Beginning at 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 24, and continuing until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 85 out of 154 projects statewide will have lane restrictions removed. While motorists will see suspended operations in most MDOT work zones for the weekend, drivers are advised that equipment and certain traffic configurations may remain in place, like temporary shifts or shoulder closures.

The following is a list of I-75 work zones that will remain active or have lane restrictions during Memorial Day weekend. If necessary, detour routes will be posted at the project location. All closures are subject to change.

Upper Peninsula

  • I-75 in St. Ignace, Mackinac County, will have one lane open in each direction.

Northern Lower Peninsula

  • The Mackinac Bridge will have one lane open in each direction. Travelers should expect delays and traffic backups, particularly 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Friday and 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday.
  • I-75, Cheboygan County, has northbound traffic shifted to the southbound lanes with a moveable concrete barrier.
  • I-75 Business Loop in Gaylord, Otsego County, has one lane open in each direction with traffic shifts.

Southern Michigan

  • I-75, Monroe County, has one lane closed in each direction with a traffic shift between Erie and Otter Creek roads. The southbound entrance and exit ramps to Otter Creek Road are closed and detoured.
  • I-75 Connector (Summit Street) in Erie Township, Monroe County, has one lane closed in each direction with a traffic shift between Substation Road and E Temperance Road.

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