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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) - The Michigan Department of Transportation says in order to make travel more convenient for the 1.2 million motorists expected to travel over the Labor Day weekend it’s removing lane restrictions and opening lanes on the majority of road construction projects.
M-DOT says beginning at 3 p.m. Friday and continuing until 6 a.m. Tuesday, 115 of 159 projects statewide will have lane restrictions removed.
State Transportation Director Kirk Steudle says while most work zones will be inactive, they have no choice but to leave some lane restrictions in effect this weekend and urges drivers to use extra caution driving in work zones and make it to their labor day destination safely.
M-DOT is responsible for nearly 10,000 miles of state highways which carry more than 50 percent of all traffic and approximately 70 percent of commercial truck traffic in Michigan.
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