People are hitting the roads from near and far.
All headed towards what Michiganders call, up north.
"Up north is anywhere north of Saginaw", says Mauro Cinquepalmi of Clinton Township.
"We're headed up to a cottage we bought last year", says Kyle Butler of Rochester.
Travel conditions easier through Genesee county.
"So far its not been too bad, its been really bad anyway, its been way worse in past years", says Kyle.
But getting worse as drivers approach large construction along I-75 in Saginaw county.
"We're alright, I mean we're already on vacation and we have to take our time anyway, don't have to hurry up to have fun", says Mauro.
MDOT saying these slowdowns drivers are hitting could be worse.
Northbound lanes of I-75 in Genesee county are open to keep traffic flowing as everyone heads north.
"We also have lanes open on the Zilwaukee bridge for anyone heading north this weekend", says Anita Richardson with MDOT.
Plans in place to keep the drive back home Saturday and Sunday smooth.
"Starting Saturday night we will have southbound lanes over the Zilwaukee bridge so that motorists will have all lanes available as they head home", says Anita.
And motorists says that is a good move by MDOT.
"That's probably the best way for them to do it since that's the way most traffic will flow those two days", says Kyle.
You can stay ahead of the traffic by heading to MDOT's MiDrive website by CLICKING HERE.