The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) hears you. They're aware that Michigan's roads can be...bumpy...from time to time. That said, the rebuilt roadways they have completed, like US-127 between Leslie and Mason are FANTASTIC.

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That stretch of US-127 sees a slew of commuter traffic on the weekdays and motoring tourists on the weekends. Over two years, that stretch of highway went from loosening your fillings to a smooth, albeit slightly noisy ride.

Michigan Department of Transportation's Interstate Projects Bring Closures in 2024

MDOT's Spring Lineup: Michigan's 2024 Interstate Construction
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You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs and unfortunately, you can't get new without tearing apart Michigan's old roads. This, of course, means orange barrels, flashing signs, concrete barriers, dump trucks, bulldozers, and everything else that adds up to: Lane Closures and Delays.

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I get it! Our most beautiful and short season has to co-exist with Michigan's construction season and this means sometimes we can't get where we need to go as quickly as we'd like.

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While wanting to make the most of the season is understandable, try to put yourself in the boots of the roadworkers, who often have their backs to you as you speed by on your way to work, the lake, or a BBQ. SLOW DOWN. Those workers have families, lakes, and BBQs to get to after work too.

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Forewarned is forearmed, so knowing where and when the delays and closures are should help you to navigate around them or prepare some snacks to eat while you're waiting for traffic to clear.

MDOT's Michigan Interstate Construction Projects 2024

The following are the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) INTERSTATE projects for 2024, including start and estimated completion timeframes, impact, and cost.

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Michigan Deer Season: Car v Deer, Which Kill More in Your County?

Between hunters and car-deer collisions, which one is responsible for thinning the herd more in your Michigan county? Using the Michigan Department of Natural Resources deer license sales from all seasons and crash data from MichiganTrafficCrashFacts.org, let's take a county-by-county look as we count down to the one with the most deer-involved crashes and compare that to the amount killed by hunters.

Gallery Credit: Scott Clow

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