Beginning at 3 p.m. Friday and continuing through 6 a.m. Tuesday, the Michigan Department of Transportation said it will suspend construction wherever possible on state roads and bridges in anticipation of the estimated 1.2 million people that AAA Michigan says will be traveling during the holiday weekend in the state.
The construction zone for the new M-231 highway connection to I-96 in Crockery Township will be one of the 44 areas that will continue to have active lane restrictions in place during the weekend. One lane will be open in each direction with a traffic shift, MDOT said.
The following ramps in that work zone will be closed: 112th Avenue ramp to westbound I-96, westbound I-96 ramp to M-104 in Nunica and the M-104 (Cleveland Street)/120th Avenue ramp to westbound I-96.
"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," State Transportation Director Kirk Steudle said. "Motorists need to watch for lane restrictions and traffic shifts in those work zones that are still active."
Motorists are encouraged to regularly check the state transportation agency's website (www.michigan.gov/drive) for traffic incident alerts, live traffic web cams and additional construction information.