MDOT suspending some road work Memorial Day weekend to relieve traffic

The long holiday weekend is upon us. If you're taking the opportunity to get out of town, you're not alone. 

AAA predicts nearly 1.3 million Michiganders will be traveling this weekend, with 90 percent of them driving. That's the highest predicted number since 2005. 

To help make the drive a little more bearable, MDOT will suspend road work wherever possible this weekend. They'll open lane closures all around the state. 

No, unfortunately this doesn't mean 696 will be back open for the weekend, but you may get some relief in other areas. 

You can check out construction zones ahead of your drive and see if you'll be affected at

The forecast for this weekend can be summed up in two words: hot and humid. You can get more information on the weather here