Nothing puts a damper on your weekend getaway up north like road construction -- but here's some good news:  The Michigan Department of Transportation is suspending road work on about 70% of it's projects this weekend.

MDOT estimates that 1.2 million Michigan residents will travel more than 50 miles over the long holiday weekend, and plans to lift lane restrictions on 78 of its 112 current projects. Some shoulder closures and lane shifts, however, will remain in place.

Here are a few of the highlights -- and safe travels!

  • I-75, Ogemaw County, will have traffic shifts and merges south of West Branch. The northbound I-75 Rest Area will be closed.
  • I-75/I-675 interchange, Saginaw County, has lane closures and traffic shifts at the north junction between Exit 154 and Exit 160. Three lanes will be open in the peak direction of travel with a moveable barrier wall.
  • Old US-131, Wexford County, is closed between Cadillac and Manton, and is detoured via Boon Road, US-131, and M-42/US-131 Business Route.
  • US-31, Emmet County, is closed north of Pellston and detoured on M-68, I-75, and East Levering Road.
  • US-31 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, has one lane open in each direction over the Boardman River.
  • Wheeler Road, Bay County, will be closed at M-13 with traffic detoured on Monitor Road, Wilder Road, and 2 Mile Road.
  • I-75/I-675 interchange, Saginaw County, has lane closures and traffic shifts at the north junction between Exit 154 and Exit 160. Three lanes will be open in the peak direction of travel with a moveable barrier wall.
  • M-24, Lapeer County, has traffic shifts and lane closures in effect from Nepessing Road to Davis Lake Road. One lane will be open in each direction.
  • M-57 in Clio, Genesee County, has lane closures to accommodate city work. One lane will be open in each direction.
  • M-83 in Frankenmuth, Saginaw County, has one lane open in each direction over the Cass River.
  • US-127 Business Route in Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, is closed at North Mission Road with traffic detoured to M-20 (Pickard Road) and US-127.

If your travels take you into Southern Michigan, the UP, or Michigan's west side, click here for a complete listing of projects affecting travel in those areas.