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MUNISING, MI--   The Michigan Department of Transportation is holding a meeting Tuesday to discuss a roundabout project and the reconstruction of M-28 in Munising next year. 

LANSING, MI--   This Fourth of July holiday, the Michigan Department of Transportation is removing lane restrictions on more than two-thirds of its road and bridge projects statewide to ease traffic delays for holiday travelers. 

AAA Michigan estimates about 1.7 million people from Michigan are expected to travel during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, a 4.4 percent increase from 2018. Of that number, AAA estimates that 1.4 million Michiganders will be taking to the road during the holiday to celebrate America's independence.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Cut River Bridge in Mackinac County is slated to reopen to traffic Thursday.

The bridge has been under a detour during a $4.8 million repair project. The Michigan Department of Transportation says crews will continue to clean and coat the bridge, but remaining work can be completed with single-lane closures.

And on Monday MDOT will continue work on a flood-damaged storm sewer at the intersection of Hancock and Tezcuco streets in Hancock. The work will require the closure of a lane of US-41.

ESCANABA, MI--   The Michigan Department of Transportation is urging bicyclists to use extreme caution around construction at the Escanaba River Bridge on US-2 in Wells Township. 

MDOT is replacing both the US-2 bridge over the river and the Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad bridge over US-2. In an effort to improve safety for non-motorized traffic traveling across the bridge, MDOT suggests bicyclists use the following route: US-2 to County Road 426, then County Road 420 to County Road 531, and M-35 back to US-2.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Michigan Department of Transportation has scheduled a series of U.P. meetings to discuss its five-year transportation program and the State Transportation Improvement Program.

The plans will be presented and discussed at public input meetings in Sault Ste. Marie, Escanaba, and Houghton. Each meeting will run from 3 to 5 p.m.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The Michigan Department of Transportation is suspending much of its road and bridge work to ease traffic during the busy Labor Day holiday weekend. 

Starting at 3 p.m. Friday, MDOT will remove traffic restrictions on 92 of 131 active projects statewide. The construction suspension will end at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

State Transportation Director Kirk Steudle says the agency had no choice but to leave some lane restrictions in effect. He is urging drivers to use extra caution in work zones.

LANSING, MI--   Michigan Representative Scott Dianda says the director of the Michigan Department of Transportation is unfit to lead MDOT.  

The Calumet Democrat introduced a resolution Wednesday outlining recent issues, an auditor general’s report, and other problems regarding Kirk Steudle’s performance.

The resolution mentions 23 railcars MDOT leased for future service between Ann Arbor and Howell.  The cars have been idle since 2010 at a cost of $1.1 million a year. 

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  CEDARVILLE, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Transportation has unveiled its first new Pure Michigan Byway along a scenic route in the Upper Peninsula.
An event took place Friday in Cedarville to mark the designation for Michigan highway 134. The new M-134 North Huron Byway is located in Chippewa and Mackinac counties, following Lake Huron's north shore in the southeastern corner of the Upper Peninsula.

MARQUETTE, MI (AP)--   The Michigan Department of Transportation says its roadside parks in the Upper Peninsula are getting ready to close soon for the season.  

The agency says most will close Oct. 26. The two parks operated by MDOT in Keweenaw County are scheduled to close this Monday.

MDOT maintains 32 roadside parks in the Upper Peninsula. They usually close in late October and reopen in mid- to late-April.

A map, list and details are posted on the state's website.

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UNDATED - The Michigan Department of Transportation is awarding a grant to support the creation of 31 new jobs in Keweenaw County. A Transportation Economic Development Fund – or TEDF -  Category A grant for about $137,000 will leverage $1.58 million in private investment.

  The funds will be used to turn ‘Number 6 Road’ connecting Neuvokas Corp. and US-41/M-26 into an all-season road. The company purchased an abandoned building in Allouez Township in order to expand its operations.

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