Several years ago, MDOT began suspending construction work on long holiday weekends, most notably Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. That meant that some lane closures were removed. And even when they weren't, drivers could go through construction zones at 60mph instead of the 45mph required when workers are present.
MDOT says the same rules will apply this Memorial Day weekend. Work will be suspended on most projects from 3 p.m. Friday (5/28) until 6 a.m. Tuesday (6/1).
But some projects will still be active, and we will have to drop to 45mph as we pass through them. Here is a partial list of projects that will remain "active" or will continue to have highway and lane closures:The Fix On I-196:
All closures will remain in place. Some work may continue through the weekend.M-21 over the Flat River:
Westbound is still closed, one lane eastbound.M-21 in Ionia:
closed between M-66 and Lovell Street.US-31BR in Muskegon:
Northbound remains closed between the Causeway and Getty Street.I-94 at Westnedge Avenue:
All kinds of traffic shifts and ramp closures.Here's the complete list.FOX 17 Home