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      Michigan clears construction zones for Memorial Day weekend

      Motorists in Michigan will find most construction zones clear for the Memorial Day weekend. The Michigan Department of Transportation is removing lane restrictions on nearly three-quarters of its projects. This is to alleviate traffic delays for the nearly 1.1 million motorists expected to be on Michigan roads and bridges.Road restrictions will be lifted beginning at 3:00 p.m. Friday May 23 and running through 6:00 a.m. Tuesday May 27. Motorists should keep in mind that while construction zones may be closed, equipment and temporary traffic configurations may still be in place. This will mean adjusting speed, and paying close attention to road changes.

      Here is a list of Upper Peninsula projects that will remain active or keep lane restrictions through the Memorial Day weekend:

      - M-26, Houghton County, has two lanes open between the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and Dollar Bay with a temporary roadway.

      - M-35, Menominee County, has one lane open over Turtle Creek under a temporary traffic signal.

      - M-149 near Manistique, Schoolcraft County, has a posted detour in effect at Dufour Creek.