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Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:01

MDOT makes it easier to get to Pure Michigan 400 race at Michigan International Speedway


(AREA) -- The Michigan Department of Transportation will suspend construction and reopen lanes on major state highways surrounding Michigan International Speedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 race on Sunday, Aug. 18. Construction will be suspended from 7 a.m. Thursday, August 15, until 7 a.m. Tuesday, August 21. Construction at the US-23/US-223 interchange in Monroe County is now complete with all lanes and ramps open at the interchange. MDOT says that after the race M-50 will have two lanes for outbound traffic and one lane for inbound traffic with a new wider shoulder between Brooklyn and Napoleon. MDOT reminds motorists to drive with caution in those work zones that are still active. To assist motorists and race fans, MDOT is posting MIS race day travel information on the Web, along with information about inbound and outbound traffic, at www.michigan.gov/mdot and at www.michigan.gov/drive