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MDOT traffic restrictions in Bay Region clearing in time for Thanksgiving

Fast facts:

  • Most construction zones across the Bay Region will be open with no restrictions during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
  • The Five Lakes Rest Area in Lapeer County will remain closed this week.
  • Drivers are urged to use Mi Drive for the most up-to-date information on projects.

SAGINAW, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is busy wrapping up projects across the central Michigan and Thumb areas this fall. To prepare for the holiday travel weekend, MDOT is lifting restrictions on most remaining projects.

The following are closures and restrictions to be aware of heading into the holiday weekend:

  • The Five Lakes Rest Area on eastbound I-69 will remain closed through the weekend.
  • All lanes and ramps of I-69 in Lapeer County are expected to be open after 6 p.m. tonight for the holiday weekend. This work is part of an overall $54.5 million investment to rebuild more than 7 miles of I-69 from M-24 to Lake George Road. Funding for this project is made possible by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Rebuilding Michigan program to rebuild the state highways and bridges that are critical to the state's economy and carry the most traffic. The investment strategy is aimed at fixes that result in longer useful lives and improve the condition of the state's infrastructure.
  • Crews are wrapping up sign installation on eastbound I-69 from M-19 to Taylor Road in St. Clair County. This work is weather dependent and is expected to be mostly finished today, with crews returning next week to address any remaining work.

All closures are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information on MDOT projects, go to the Mi Drive website at In addition to showing current and upcoming work on I, M and US routes, the website also shows current traffic incidents that may cause delays.

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