Along with being a time of remembrance and thanks to those who have served and currently serve this country, the Memorial Day weekend it typically seen as a jump off point to the summer. Lot's of people will be hitting the roads this weekend. According to AAA of Michigan, about 1.2 million motorists will be traveling throughout Michigan over the holiday weekend. With numbers like that, there's bound to be a bit of congestion on the roadways.

Not to worry though, MDOT is doing something cool to help alleviate some of that would-be congestion this weekend... Beginning this Friday at 3 p.m. and going until 6 a.m. Tuesday the 31st, "MDOT is suspending work and lifting traffic restrictions wherever possible". Out of the 123 projects MDOT currently has going, 86 of them will have lane restrictions completely removed.

However, there are still some projects that will stay active/have lane restrictions during the holiday weekend. Below is a list of some of the projects near the Lansing area that WILL be active.

  • I-96 in Ingham County has two lanes open in both directions with a lane shift between 127 and M-99
  • M-100 near Potterville has one lane open, maintaining both directions of travel with the use of a temporary traffic signal near Billwood Highway
  • US-127 Northbound has the right auxiliary lane closed between Grand River Ave. and Lake Lansing

There are other projects throughout Michigan that will remain open as well... Make sure you check out the complete list HERE before you head out.

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