Over 90 Road Projects Pause for Labor Day Weekend Travel
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will temporarily suspend work on more than half of its road construction projects to alleviate potential traffic issues during the Labor Day weekend. This move is aimed at reducing congestion and enhancing safety.
Starting from 3 p.m. on Friday, September 1, until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5, lane restrictions will be lifted in 93 out of the 166 projects across the state. While construction activity will be halted in many areas, equipment and temporary traffic configurations like lane shifts or shoulder closures may still be in place.
It’s important to note that for safety reasons, the Mackinac Bridge will be closed to public traffic on Labor Day from 6:30 a.m. to noon due to the Annual Bridge Walk. Southbound I-75 and US-2 traffic will be halted at Exit 344 on the north side of the bridge, while northbound I-75 traffic will be stopped at Exit 337 on the south end.
MDOT oversees I, M, and US routes and manages nearly 10,000 miles of state highways, which handle over 50 percent of all traffic and around 70 percent of commercial traffic in Michigan. If needed, detour routes will be provided at the project sites.
•I-94 has the westbound ramp from westbound 23 Mile Road closed.
•I-696 westbound service drive has one lane open at Bunert Road.
•M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) has two southbound lanes open between 9 Mile and 8 Mile roads.
•M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) has two lanes open in each direction between 14 Mile and Wellington Crest roads.
•M-19 has the ramp to westbound I-94 closed.
•I-75 has two lanes open in each direction between M-15 and the Oakland/Genesee county line.
•I-96 has two lanes open between Kent Lake Road and I-275, with ramp closures.
•I-696 has two lanes open between I-275 and Lahser Road, with ramp closures.
•M-1 (Woodward Avenue) will have two lanes open between M-102 (8 Mile Road) and I-696.
•M-1 (Woodward Avenue) has the northbound right lane closed from Sylvan Avenue to Main Street.
•Buchanan Street is closed over I-96.
•Cass Avenue is closed over I-94, including ramp closures.
•Grand Boulevard (MacArthur Bridge) bridge to Belle Isle has the right lane closed.
•Grand River Avenue is closed over I-94, including ramp closures.
•Larned Street is closed over I-375.
•Schaefer Highway is closed over I-96.
•I-94 has two westbound lanes open from Belleville Road to Rawsonville Road.
•I-275 has two lanes open from Eureka Road to 6 Mile Road.
•M-5 (Grand River Avenue) has three eastbound lanes open between M-102 (8 Mile Road) and Berg Road.
•M-85 (Fort Street) will have up to two lanes open at Outer Drive.
•M-102 (8 Mile Road) has two lanes open between M-1 (Woodward Avenue) and M-53 (Van Dyke Avenue).
•US-12 (Michigan Avenue) has two lanes open between Oakwood Boulevard and Greenfield Road.
•US-24 (Telegraph Road) has two lanes open in each direction between 6 Mile and 9 Mile roads.
A complete list of work zones that will remain active or have lane restrictions during Labor Day weekend can be found here.