MDOT halts most work for weekend

Orange barrels are being moved throughout the state to keep motorists moving over the busy Labor Day weekend.
Tribune Staff
Aug 30, 2012


The Michigan Department of Transportation is removing lane restrictions and opening lanes on the majority of road projects for the three-day weekend.

Beginning at 3 p.m. Friday and continuing until 6 a.m. Tuesday, 115 of 159 projects statewide will have lane restrictions removed. MDOT officials said this will make travel easier for the 1.2 million motorists that AAA Michigan estimates will travel at least 50 miles away from home during the holiday.

"While most of our work zones will be inactive, we have no choice but to leave some lane restrictions in effect this weekend," State Transportation Director Kirk Steudle said. "Please use extra caution driving in work zones and make it to your Labor Day destination safely."

In West Michigan, projects that will remain active during the weekend include:

— M-104 (Cleveland Street) in Crockery Township has one lane open in each direction with a traffic shift.

— U.S. 131 in Grand Rapids has one southbound lane closed between Leonard Street and Hall Street.

— M-21 (Fulton Street) in Ada has one eastbound lane and two westbound lanes open over the Grand River.

— U.S. 131 in Howard City has a traffic shift in place with two southbound lanes and one northbound lane open. The northbound on and off ramps will be closed at M-82, and the northbound off ramp to eastbound M-46 will be closed.

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