Wednesday, April 17, 2013
There were more than 4,000 accidents last year in work zones across the state, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Slowing down, concentrating and adhering to roadside warnings could help prevent thousands of accidents in Michigan work zones. Michigan Department of Transportation released sobering statistics Wednesday during National Work Zone Awareness Week. Last year, there were 4,530 crashes, 1,149 injuries, and 15 fatalities in Michigan work zones compared to 4,633 crashes, 1,312 injuries and 18 fatalities in 2011, according to MDOT. "Crashes were down across the board for 2012 but too many people are still at risk of serious injury and death," State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle said in a prepared statement. "The majority of the responsibility to create a safe environment is on the driver more than anyone. Eliminating distractions save …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
There will be roadwork with single and double lane closures on I-96 this weekend.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
There will be lane closures on eastbound I-96 between Exit 141 at the Lake Chemung exit and Dorr Road for concrete patch work, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The closure will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 and there will be a double lane closure in place until 3 p.m. that day. On Saturday and Sunday from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m., there will be a single lane closure in place on eastbound I-96 in the same location. Motorists are encouraged to allow for extra time when traveling on eastbound I-96 this weekend and to watch for traffic slowdowns.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
There will be roadwork with single lane closures on US-23 for the next two weekends.
There will be a single lane closure on US-23 in each direction between Silver Lake Road and the CSX Railroad - south of the I-96 Interchange, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The closure will be in place between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. and is needed so crews can implement the split merge traffic configuration near Silver Lake Road. Once the split merge configuration is in place, there will be three lanes maintained on northbound US-23 - two northbound lanes and one southbound lane - and one southbound lane maintained on southbound US-23. Also, once the split merge traffic configuration is in place, the on-ramp from Silver Lake Road to northbound US-23 will reopen. Single lane closures will again take place on …