Can you believe that close to 1.5 million travelers will be hitting the holiday road for the 4th of July weekend?

It seems like wherever you drive in the state of Michigan, you're bound to see road construction signs which immediately slows traffic down.

And that's the last thing we want to see during the 4th of July holiday weekend.

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The Michigan Department of Transportation announced 63% of its ongoing road and bridge projects will remove lane restrictions from 3 p.m. Friday, July 2 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 6.

This will be much better for drivers during the holiday weekend because we want to get to our destination without any road hassles.

People are ready to travel and ready to have some fun.  We've all been pretty much staying home for the last year and a half due to the coronavirus pandemic, and here's our chance to break loose and avoid construction sites.

You would not believe how many Michigan projects are taking place currently. tells us:

There are 171 projects statewide and 107 will have lane restrictions removed during the holiday weekend, MDOT announced Tuesday.  The state is reminding motorists that equipment and certain traffic configurations may remain in place, like temporary shifts or shoulder closures.

When it comes to driving here in Michigan, there are several things that I find extremely annoying:

1.  Road construction that slows traffic down by 40 mph.

2.  Really bad rain storms where visibility is down to zero.

3.  Icy road conditions.

4.  Inconsiderate drivers.  (not driving the speed limit)

Safe travels for everyone this 4th of July holiday weekend.  Let's celebrate our country's birthday and enjoy all of the beautiful Michigan fireworks.

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