MDOT suspends construction for June race at Michigan International Speedway (MIS)Contact: Kari Arend, MDOT Office of Communications,
June 10, 2014 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will suspend work and reopen lanes on major state highways in south-central Michigan for the Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway (MIS).
Overall, work on most state roads in counties surrounding MIS, which is located in Brooklyn in southern Jackson County, will be suspended from 7 a.m. Thursday, June 12, until 7 a.m. Tuesday, June 17. However, several MDOT projects still will have restrictions in place over race weekend and MDOT urges motorists to drive with caution in the work zones.
In Jackson County, US-127 has one lane open in each direction between Parnell Road and Henry Road, north of Jackson, with all traffic shifted to the southbound side of the highway. And at the I-94/US-127 interchange on the east side of Jackson, the ramp from westbound I-94 to southbound US-127 is closed with a detour posted. Northbound US-127 is open over I-94.
To assist motorists and race fans, MDOT is posting MIS race day travel information on the Web, including maps and information about statewide construction projects, and information about the inbound and outbound traffic patterns. Motorists can find information online at: www.michigan.gov/mdot and www.michigan.gov/drive.Roadway Work Zone Safety - We're All in This Together.