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What do a zipper and road construction have in common?

 
What do a zipper and road construction have in common?
Posted September 2nd, 2014 @ 2:56pm by WOOD Radio afternoon news team

The Michigan Department of Transportation said Tuesday it's going to try a "zipper" system to get traffic moving through construction areas.

Starting at 8 p.m. and running through Friday morning, MDOT is closing lanes on eastbound and westbound I-96 from 1 mile west of M-50 to the line separating Kent from Ionia County.

The department said delays have been "significant" and the system will use a late-merge "zipper" system to keep traffic moving.

Drivers wondering what to do can look here for an explanation, or reference the video below for an example of how it's worked in Minnesota.

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