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A Few Less Construction Zones this Weekend

Will you be traveling this Memorial Day weekend? If so, you will not be alone! AAA predicts that 1.2 million people from Michigan will travel 50 miles or more away from home this weekend. That number would be a 2.5% increase from the 2016 Memorial Day holiday and would be the 5th straight year of growth for Memorial Day travel.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to remove lane restrictions on almost 70% of their road and bridge construction projects across the state. The move is to help holiday travelers avoid traffic delays.

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Heading North out of Grand Rapids this Summer Could be a Slow Journey

The Michigan Department of Transportation released a map of their 2017 road projects today.

If you normally head north on the weekends, it could be a slow go from Grand Rapids up to almost Big Rapids. Three different projects will take place on US-131 beginning in March.

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Crumbling Concrete on M-6 Will Be Fixed this Year

If M-6 is your daily route, some good news!

Since the concrete is starting to crumble at a faster rate than anticipated, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced on Friday that they would start construction on it later this year, according to WZZM-13...

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Michigan Ranks In Top 10 For Deer Collisions

Well this isn’t the best list to be in the top 10, but according to State Farm and the Federal Highway Administration Michigan ranks eighth in the country for the most deer collisions making us tied with Wyoming...

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MDOT considers protected intersections for bicyclists – Is it good idea for Grand Rapids? [Video/Poll]

Protected bike lanes and intersections are gaining popularity across the country and the Michigan Department of Transportation has noticed.

Many bicyclists love them, while some think the concept needs work.

Would protected bike intersections be a good fit in Grand Rapids?

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Michigan Department Of Transportation Making Plans Through 2035

It's no secret that Michigan roads need some work.  But budgets are limited and time is short.  And what about rail and other mass transit?  Where and how do we prioritize future transportation projects in Michigan?

MDOT is searching for the answers and wants your input.

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