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MDOT puts brakes on several construction projects for holiday weekend

Posted at 2:30 PM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-02 21:08:19-04

Construction slowdowns shouldn't be too much of a problem across Michigan this weekend.

MDOT will remove traffic restrictions on 77 of 109 active projects statewide - nearly 70 percent - from 3pm Friday until 6am Tuesday.

"Labor Day weekend represents the last chance for many to take a summer trip," said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle. "While MDOT has lifted as many lane restrictions as possible, there are still some work zones that we have to keep in place, including equipment. Be alert, avoid distractions, use extra caution while driving in work zones, and please respect your fellow motorists. Let's work together to make this Labor Day weekend as safe as possible."

CLICK HERE for a list of which work zones will have active restrictions in place during the Labor Day holiday weekend.