Roadwork takes Labor Day off


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Labor Day travelers will be glad to learn most road construction around the state will be on hiatus during the holiday weekend.

The Michigan Department of Transportation announced it will be halting most road projects.

Beginning at 3 p.m. today and continuing until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 126 of 156 projects statewide will have lane restrictions lifted.

AAA Michigan estimates 1.12 million motorists will be using Michigan roads and bridges during the last weekend before many schools start.

"While many drivers will be enjoying this last holiday weekend, it's important to remember that safety on the roads requires year-round attention," said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle. "Always buckle up, follow the posted speed limit and don't use your phone or text while driving. Let's all work to ensure everyone has a great Labor Day weekend and makes it home safely."

To find out which roadways will not be taking a construction break over the weekend, visit the MDOT website.

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