Road Work Suspended for Holiday Travel
Travel restrictions due to Michigan road construction projects will be eased ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. The state’s DOT says they’ll remove lane restrictions on about two-thirds of their road and bridge projects to lessen traffic delays for holiday travelers. From 3:00 PM Tuesday, July 3rd until 6:00 AM Thursday, July 5th, M-DOT will suspend work and lane restrictions on 86 projects statewide, including some locally. While emergency construction projects may be ongoing on US-41 in Menominee County after recent flooding damage, traffic will be maintained over the Cedar River bridge with a temporary traffic signal. Drivers are advised that in these and other construction zones, equipment and certain traffic configurations such as shifts and shoulder closures may remain, so they should use caution. AAA of Michigan estimates more than 1.6 million people will hit the road this Fourth of July.