MDOT announces major US-23 Flex Route project north of Ann Arbor to start Nov. 7

Contact: Kari Arend, MDOT Office of Communications,
 arendk@michigan.gov
517-206-1609
Agency: Transportation

Fast facts:

  • Starting the week of Nov. 7, construction is expected to begin on the US-23 Flex Route project between M-14 and Silver Lake Road. Work is expected to last through 2017.
  • A public information meeting will be held at Whitmore Lake High School from 4 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 to discuss project details.
  • Construction information is available at www.flexroute23.com.

November 3, 2016 -- Starting next week, road and bridge improvements will begin along US-23 in Washtenaw and Livingston counties between M-14 and Silver Lake Road. As part of this $92 million investment, MDOT will implement the Flex Route traffic management system along the highway between M-14 and M-36. This new system uses innovative technology to manage peak-hour congestion and improve safety along the corridor.

Early stages of construction include shoulder repairs in both directions, temporary ramp extensions, temporary widening of the Barker Road and the Great Lakes Central Railroad bridges, median drainage work, and minor structure work at 6 Mile, 8 Mile and N. Territorial roads.

Starting Monday, Nov. 7, there will be overnight single-lane closures on northbound US-23 between M-14 and Silver Lake Road. Lane closures will occur between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. each night to accommodate the shoulder repair and ramp extension work. Following this work, a traffic shift will be installed in each direction to accommodate the temporary bridge widening and median work. This stage of the project is expected to take until mid- to late November.

Additionally, the car pool lot in the northwest quadrant of the US-23/N. Territorial Road interchange is scheduled to be closed on Thursday, Nov. 10. The lot closure is part of the interchange reconfiguration and 5 Mile Road realignment plan.               

Once construction begins, work is expected to continue through the winter and into 2017. Additional lane closure and detour notices will be provided as the project progresses. The goal is to complete the project by the end of 2017.

Project information is available on the US-23 Flex Route project website at www.flexroute23.com