Why traveling around Michigan will be easier this Memorial Day Weekend


90 out of 131 statewide projects will have lane restrictions removed this Memorial Day Weekend.

AAA Michigan estimates more than 1.3 million people from Michigan are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday weekend which is the largest number in almost 15 years.

While some equipment and certain traffic configurations may remain in place, the Michigan Department of Transportation will suspend construction operations in most construction zones for the weekend.

“We encourage all drivers to slow down, stay alert and avoid distractions in construction zones,” said State Transportation Director Paul C. Ajegba. “While you’re depending on us to fix the roads, road workers are trusting you with their lives.”

MDOT is responsible for nearly 10,000 miles of state highways, which carry more than 50 percent of all traffic in Michigan.

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