N.C., Michigan DOTs to halt construction during July 4th weekend

Updated Jul 3, 2015

Detour Road Closed constructionBoth the North Carolina and Michigan Departments of Transportation are holding off on most of their highway construction projects during the Independence Day weekend to allow motorists unfettered travel across their states.

North Carolina will halt most projects in interstates, U.S. and state routes beginning July 2 at 4 p.m. local time. Michigan will stop work at 3 p.m. local time on the same day. Construction will resume in both states the morning of July 6.

“We’re all looking forward to another incredible holiday in the Great Lakes State,” said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle. “However, motorists need to remember to remain focused and alert at all times, especially through work zones. Another key to staying safe is to be informed. If you haven’t done so already, we encourage you to download the free Mi Drive app and know what’s ahead of you before you even leave the driveway.”

MDOT will continue work on 35 projects that will have active traffic restrictions, however.

As families begin traveling this Independence Day weekend, (NCDOT) will suspend most road construction activities on major routes across the state to help make their trips a little smoother,” the department said in a statement. “By avoiding traffic delays, motorists can reach their destinations safely and efficiently, while cutting down on fuel consumption and costs.”

NCDOT will still being active on six sites across the state.