Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

Monthly Traffic Statistics

 

  2014 2015 2016 2017
January 158,283 176,277 176,391 185,546
February 169,044 175,559 193,726 197,625 
March 195,514 204,994 215,356 220,533 
April 199,561 217,782 226,833  249,221
May 304,387 325,012 332,014  338,538
June 382,191 399,344 419,285 437,174
July 518,796 566,995 604,165  609,916
August 563,113 569,468 581,197  594,396
September 381,450 442,402 464,394  463,870
October 331,358 365,907 390,648   
November 229,900 260,171  268,276  
December 201,024 210,450  197,287  

  September Traffic Report

              Despite lower traffic on Labor Day, when the bridge was closed for several hours for the Annual Bridge Walk, Mackinac Bridge traffic stayed steady for September.

               About 9,500 fewer vehicles crossed the bridge on Labor Day this year compared to the prior year. This was attributed to travelers choosing to cross the bridge on a different day, as the bridge was closed from 6:30 a.m. to noon during the Annual Bridge Walk. Despite that one-day drop, overall traffic was 463,870 vehicles in September, down only 0.1 percent, or 524 vehicles, from September 2016.

               “For the safety and security of this event, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) board determined the bridge would need to be closed during the walk,” said MBA Executive Secretary Bob Sweeney. “It’s reassuring to see that the closure did not have a large impact on our overall traffic totals.”

               For September, passenger vehicles totals were down 3,149, or 0.9 percent, from September 2016. Commercial truck traffic was up 1,049 vehicles, or 4.4 percent, from September 2016.

               Total revenues collected for September were nearly $2.49 million, an increase of 1.2 percent from $2.46 million in September 2016.

               Overall, nearly 3.3 million vehicles have crossed the bridge this year through Sept. 30, up 2.6 percent, or 83,263 vehicles, compared to 3.2 million vehicles in the same period last year.

               The MBA’s sole source of funding is from tolls and fees collected at the Mackinac Bridge. All revenue collected is used to maintain, operate, and protect the 60-year-old National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

                        For more information on the MBA, current crossing conditions, bridge history, and upcoming events, visit the Mackinac Bridge website at www.mackinacbridge.org.