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MDOT to Open Up Roads for Holiday Travelers Labor Day Weekend

Holiday travelers are hitting the road this morning to kick off their Labor Day weekend, and the Michigan Department of Transportation is looking to make that trip easier.

MDOT is suspending almost three quarters of their active projects so drivers can get to their destinations as easy as possible.

92 of the state’s 131 active projects will be put on pause to make traveling a little easier.

AAA Michigan estimates one million travelers will use Michigan roads and bridges over the long weekend.

They’re expecting a lot of travelers to come up north to enjoy the unofficial end of summer.

“There’s a huge spike in traffic. It’s one of the major final weekends of summer of course,” said MDOT Cadillac Manager Del Kirkby. “We want to make sure traffic can travel as unimpeded as possible, for that reason we’re lifting as many restrictions as possible.”

Construction will be put on hold starting Friday, September 2nd at 3 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6th.