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Northbound US-23 connector detoured in Arenac County starting May 2

BAY CITY, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation will begin work to resurface the US-23 Connector in Arenac County. This work is part of an overall $37 million investment to resurface 6.4 miles of US-23 from I-75 to Grove Street in the city of Standish, including repairs to 19 bridges.  

Funding for this project is made possible by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Rebuilding Michigan program to rebuild the state highways and bridges that are critical to the state's economy and carry the most traffic. The investment strategy is aimed at fixes that result in longer useful lives and improves the condition of the state's infrastructure.



US-23 Connector

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Start date:
Monday, May 2, 2022

Estimated end date:

July 2022

Traffic restrictions:
Beginning Monday, May 2, crews will close the northbound US-23 Connector to begin paving operations. Traffic will be detoured via I-75, M-61, and US-23. Crews will reopen the northbound US-23 Connector for the Memorial Day holiday weekend before closing it again to resume work on Tuesday, May 31. 

Jobs numbers:

Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support nearly 470 jobs. 

Safety benefit:
This work will improve the driving surface on US-23, extending the life of the roadway, and make critical bridge repairs, extending the life of 19 bridge structures. 

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