MDOT not suspending big projects for Memorial Day weekend

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — While the Michigan Department of Transportation is suspending the bulk of their projects for the Memorial Day weekend, they will not be suspending the big projects currently underway in West Michigan.

Here are the major road projects that MDOT will remain in place during the busy holiday travel weekend:

  • Eastbound I-96 in Grand Rapids has a single lane closures and a traffic shift between the East Beltline and Leonard Street.
  • Eastbound and westbound I-96 in Ionia County has traffic shifts in place near Cutler Road. Eastbound from Knox Rd to Cutler Road has the left lane closed and westbound from Cutler Road to Okemos Road the left lane is closed.  
  • Eastbound and westbound I-96 in Ottawa County will have one lane open in each direction near the M-104 and 112th Avenue interchanges.
  • I-196 in Grand Rapids has the westbound lanes closed at Ottawa Avenue before the US-131 interchange.
  • Westbound I-196 in Grand Rapids has lane closures and a traffic shift between Fuller Avenue and East Beltline Avenue.
  • I-196 in Kent and Ottawa counties has lane closures and a traffic shift between 44th Street and 32nd Avenue. Eastbound I-196 traffic must exit to eastbound M-6. The eastbound M-6 ramp to eastbound I-196 is closed.
  • M-120 (Holton Road) in Muskegon County has the westbound lanes closed between Giles Road and Getty Street. Detour: Giles Road to Whitehall Road.

MDOT is suspending 90 of it current 131 projects across the state. For the projects being suspended, lane restrictions and traffic shifts will be lifted at 3 p.m. Friday and remain that way until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

AAA Michigan estimates more than 1.3 million people from Michigan are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. That is up 3.3 percent from last year and the largest number in almost 15 years.

For a full list of the projects that will remain in place over the holiday weekend, visit MDOT’s website

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