Expect delays: Mackinac Bridge traffic expected to increase over Memorial Day weekend
Published: May 20, 2020, 11:26 am Updated: May 20, 2020, 11:32 amMACKINAW CITY, Mich. The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) is alerting residents that bridge traffic is expected to increase this weekend due to the holiday and new card-only toll payment protocols. Officials say there were delays on the bridge last weekend due to an increase of travelers in addition to MBAs temporary restriction on cash transactions. MBA has implemented a card-only payment policy amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to help prevent the spread of the virus. READ: Mackinac Bridge will stop accepting cash due to coronavirus (COVID-19)To help slow the spread of COVID-19, we stopped taking cash payments in mid-March. Officials anticipate an increase in traffic and delays amid the Memorial Day weekend -- especially for southbound traffic on Memorial Day.