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Most U.P. Roadside Parks Opening Today

Most roadside parks operated by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in the Upper Peninsula will open April 27.

The nine parks located in Luce, Alger, Chippewa and Schoolcraft counties will remain closed until remaining snow melts, facilities thaw and water recedes. Those parks are tentatively set to open May 1.

“We try to reopen roadside parks as early in the spring as possible,” said MDOT Superior Region Transportation Maintenance Coordinator Charlie Heidt. “This year, due to lingering winter conditions, we have decided to hold off on opening some of the parks until a little later.”

MDOT maintains 32 roadside parks in the U.P. They usually close in late October and reopen in mid- to late April.

For a map and complete list of MDOT roadside parks, visit www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,1607,7-151-9622_11033_52552—,00.html.

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