‘Get your motor runnin’, head out on the highway ...”
Good news, race fans, the Michigan Department of Transportation has suspended work on most major state highways in south-central Michigan for this weekend’s Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup series at Michigan International Speedway.
Work on most state roads in the Brooklyn area is now suspended until 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. But there are exceptions:
■In Jackson County, U.S. 127 will have one lane open in each direction between Parnell and Henry roads with all traffic shifted to the southbound side.
■At the I-94/U.S. 127 interchange the ramp from WB I-94 to SB U.S. 127 is closed with a posted detour. North U.S. 127 over I-94 is open.
Getting to the Point
Are you planning on satisfying your roller coaster jones with a trip to Cedar Point?
Be aware that starting at 9 tonight until 6 a.m. Monday there is a double lane closure on south Interstate 75 between Huron River Drive to Nadeau Drive.
You might consider Telegraph or I-275. However, be aware that there is a double lane closure on south I-275 from Will Carlton Road to I-75, but according to MDOT, the closures should be over by 8 tonight.
Dangers of texting
Everyone knows that texting while in a movie theater is bad.
Everyone also knows that texting while driving is even worse, which is why Volkswagen has put together an eye-opening video called “Eyes on the Road,” which can be seen on YouTube.
The people at VW ran their public service announcement at a movie theater in Hong Kong. The audience starts out watching a point of view video of a car driving down an empty road.
The theater then uses an on-site broadcaster to send texts to the moviegoers. I won’t tell you what happens but it gave the audience — and will give you — an idea of what can happen when you text and drive.
At last count, “Eyes on the Road” has garnered more than 4 million hits. Make it one more.