Memorial Day travelers should buckle up, watch out for construction

Traffic is picking up on I-75 as Mid-Michigan families head to their Memorial Day destinations. Even though AAA predicts there won't be as many travelers this year, drivers should be alert on the road. Motorists will notice extra officers making sure drivers are buckled up during the stateâ??s Buckle Up or Pay Up, Click It or Ticket campaign that runs through June 4. More than 570 law enforcement agencies will conduct seat belt enforcement zones this weekend.

Drivers should also be on the lookout for construction zones. MDOT is suspending several projects beginning Friday evening until Tuesday morning.

But drivers traveling southbound on I-75 through Saginaw county should expect some delays at the Zilwaukee Bridge.

â??We're going to still have traffic traveling southbound I-75 re-routed to I-675,â?? MDOT spokeswoman Anita Richardson said. â??And we are advising motorists heading home from up north to use an alternate route.â??

Travelers are advised to use US-127 as an alternative. Southbound I-75 at the Zilwaukee Bridge remains closed from north of Saginaw to the south junction with I-675, with traffic detoured to southbound I-675.