In anticipation of holiday travelers, orange barrels and lane restrictions will be moved from construction projects across Michigan.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will pause construction on 96 of 162 projects to ease traffic during Labor Day weekend.
Lane restrictions will be removed beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, and continuing until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6.
State Transportation Director Paul C. Ajegba said this summer’s construction season has been one of the busiest in state history. The adjustment will take place on nearly 60% of its road and bridge projects however Ajegba warns there will still be numerous work zones where equipment and traffic configurations will remain.
“For your safety, your family’s safety, and for road workers’ safety, slow down, stay alert and avoid distractions in all work zones,” he said. “You’re depending on us to fix the roads and road workers are depending on your safe driving. Let’s make sure everyone makes it home each and every night.”
The Mackinac Bridge will be closed to public traffic on Labor Day from 6:30 a.m. to noon during the Annual Bridge Walk. Southbound I-75 and US-2 traffic will be stopped at Exit 344 on the north side of the bridge; northbound I-75 traffic will be stopped at Exit 337 on the south end.
This article originally appeared in MLive. For the full list of work zones to watch out for ahead of labor day, click here.