GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — More than a million Michigan residents are expected to hit the road this long Labor Day weekend, according to AAA estimates.
Because of the uptick in traffic, the Michigan Department of Transportation will suspend 77 of its 110 construction projects statewide, from 3 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Tuesday.
However, there are several construction projects that will remain active during the long holiday weekend, including the following in West Michigan:
- Scribner Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids will remain closed over I-196.
- M-6 in Ottawa and Kent counties will remain closed between I-196 and Byron Center Avenue, with one lane open in each direction between US-131 and Byron Center Avenue.
- M-44 (Belding Road) in Kent County will have traffic shifted between Blakely Drive and Myers Lake Road, with one lane open in each direction.
- M-120 in Muskegon County, will be closed to southbound traffic from Giles Road to Whitehall Road.
- US-131 in Kent County will have traffic shifted between M-57 (14 Mile Road) and White Creek Avenue. The 14 Mile Road ramp to northbound US-131 will remain closed.
Drivers heading north, beware: The Mackinac Bridge will be closed to traffic on Labor Day from 6:30 a.m. until noon for the annual bridge walk.