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MDOT Suspends Road Work For July 4th Holiday Weekend

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DETROIT (WWJ) - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will once again make travel easier for motorists this Fourth of July holiday by lifting traffic restrictions on 118 of 162 projects statewide.

State Transportation Director Kirk Steudle said road work will be suspended wherever possible until 6 a.m. Monday, July 8 — but you’ll still see some of those orange barrels.

“While most MDOT work zones will be inactive for the holiday, there are still areas that must have lane restrictions kept in place. We urge all motorists to drive with caution through work zones. Be sure to plan ahead, buckle up, and put the cell phone away while driving so everyone gets to their destination and back home safely,” Steudle said in a statement.

Over the Fourth of July holiday, the following work zones will have active lane restrictions in place:

Metro Detroit Region

City of Detroit:

- I-94 has the eastbound and westbound exits to Van Dyke Avenue closed. Van Dyke Avenue remains closed over I-94 with a posted detour.

- I-94 has the eastbound and westbound exits to West Grand Boulevard closed. West Grand Boulevard remains closed over I-94 with a posted detour.

- M-85 (Fort Street) is reduced to one lane open in each direction between Oakwood Boulevard and Miller Road.

Wayne County:

- I-75 has the northbound exit to Eureka Road closed. A detour is posted.

- I-75 has the southbound exit to West Road closed. A detour is posted

- M-85 (Fort Street) has one lane open in each direction between Pennsylvania and Sibley roads.

- M-102 (Eight Mile Road) has two lanes open in each direction between M-39 (Southfield Freeway) and US-24 (Telegraph Road).

Macomb County:

- 23 Mile Road is reduced to two lanes over M-53.

- I-94 has the westbound left lane closed from Masonic Boulevard to I-696.

- M-53 is closed in each direction between 34 Mile and Ebeling roads with a posted detour.

- M-97 (Groesbeck Highway) has two lanes open in each direction between 14 Mile and Hayes roads.

Southern Michigan

- I-96, Livingston County, has three lanes open in each direction near Latson Road with a traffic shift.

- M-43 (Grand River Avenue), Ingham County, has two lanes open in each direction between Bogue Street and Northwind Drive in East Lansing.

- M-50, Eaton County, is closed between Vermontville Highway and Needmore Highway, north of Charlotte.

- M-50 in Charlotte, Eaton County, is closed between Cochran Avenue and I-69 with a detour posted. Also, there is one lane open on M-50 over I-69 with temporary signals.

- M-50, Jackson County, has one lane of traffic open using temporary traffic signals just north of Brooklyn.

- M-99, Jackson County, is closed with a detour posted at the bridge over the south branch of Rice Creek, just south of Springport.

- US-23, Monroe County, has two lanes open in each direction between Sterns Road and US-223. At the US-23/US-223 interchange, the northbound US-23 exit ramp to US-223 is closed with a detour posted.

- US-24 (Telegraph Road), Monroe County, has one lane open in each direction with a traffic shift between Stewart Road and Hurd Street.

- US-127, Ingham County, has two lanes open in each direction at Lake Lansing Road with a traffic shift. Lake Lansing Road has two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane open, with traffic shifted.

For roads with holiday lane closures in other parts of the state, click here.

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Check for recent traffic incidents now on the CBS Detroit Traffic Page.

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