MI Traffic Restrictions Eased For July 4th Holiday

Michigan Traffic NewsLansing, MI - This Independence Day weekend, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is removing lane restrictions on 60 percent of its road and bridge projects statewide to ease traffic delays for holiday travelers.

AAA  estimates more than 2.6 million Michigan residents are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, setting a new record for the second consecutive year.

Beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, and continuing until 6 a.m. Monday, July 8, 105 out of 174 projects statewide will have lane restrictions removed. While motorists will see suspended operations in most MDOT work zones for the weekend, drivers are advised that equipment and certain traffic configurations may remain in place, like temporary shifts or shoulder closures.

"Drivers across the state know full well how much record-setting road and bridge work is happening in Michigan right now thanks to increased federal infrastructure investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, as well as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Rebuilding Michigan program," said State Transportation Director Brad Wieferich. "We've pulled back the barrels as much as we can for the holiday weekend but we couldn't do it for every project. We thank drivers for continuing to show patience behind the wheel and following all posted speed limits in work zones. Let's keep it up so everyone, including drivers, their passengers, and road workers, all make it home each and every night."

MDOT oversees I, M, and US routes and 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 traffic in Michigan.

The following is a list of work zones that will remain active or have lane restrictions during Independence Day weekend. If necessary, detour routes will be posted at the project location. All closures are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information on MDOT projects, go to the Mi Drive website at www.Michigan.gov/Drive.  

Metro Detroit

Macomb County

Clinton River Road is closed under M-53 (Van Dyke Avenue).

Oakland County

I-75 has two lanes open in each direction between M-15 and the Oakland/Genesee county line.

Westbound I-75 Business Loop (Square Lake Road) is closed and detoured from M-1 (Woodward Avenue) to I-75.

I-96 has two lanes open in each direction between I-275 and Kent Lake Road.

I-696 has two lanes open in each direction between I-275 and Lahser Road.

Wayne County

Cass Avenue is closed over I-94 for bridge rebuilding. The John R Street entrance ramp to westbound I-94 is also closed. The Outer Drive entrance ramp to northbound I-75 is closed.

The westbound I-96 ramp to westbound I-94 is closed.

M-5 (Grand River Avenue) has two lanes open in each direction between M-102 (8 Mile Mile) and Berg Road.

M-14/I-96 has lane closures in each direction between Sheldon Road and Newburgh Road, including various ramp closures.

M-39 has lane closures in each direction between I-94 and M-153 (Ford Road).

M-85 (Fort Street) has one lane open in each direction at Outer Drive.

M-85 (Fort Street) has one lane open in each direction between 14th Street and West Grand Boulevard.

The M-102 (8 Mile Road)/M-53 (Van Dyke Avenue) intersection has various lane closures.

US-24 (Telegraph Road) has two lanes open in each direction at M-102 (8 Mile Road) with the following ramps closed:

  • The southbound US-24 (Telegraph Road) ramps to eastbound and westbound M-102 (8 Mile Road).
  • The eastbound and westbound M-102 (8 Mile Road) ramps to southbound US-24 (Telegraph Road).

Northbound US-24 (Telegraph Road) has one lane open at Eureka Road. The northbound I-75 ramp to northbound US-24 is closed.

For a listing of closures beyond Metro Detroit, go here.

For more information, contact MDOT Metro Region Communications Representative Diane Cross at 248-752-0336. Follow the Metro Region on X at www.x.com/MDOT_MetroDet.

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