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US-23 Flex project to begin in Livingston County on Friday with lane closures

LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close a single-lane of both northbound and southbound US-23 along with ramp closures between M-36 and I-96.  

This work is part of MDOT's ongoing $162 million investment to extend the US-23 Flex Route from north of 8 Mile Road to I-96. The project consists of just under 7.5 miles of hot mix asphalt reconstruction and rehabilitation, shoulder widening, interchange reconfigurations, bridge replacement, and rehabilitation at 9 structures. The US-23 Flex Route Phase 2 extension focuses on traffic safety, operations, infrastructure condition, and the directional peak period congestion along the US-23 corridor.   

MDOT built the first Flex Route on US-23 between M-14 and 8 Mile Road in 2016 and 2017. The US-23 Flex Route project involved installing an active traffic management (ATM) lane with other safety improvements, as well as operational improvements and addressing condition needs. 

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 improve the condition of the state's infrastructure.



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Start date:
9 p.m.
Friday, April 28, 2023

Completion date:
6 a.m.
Monday, May 8, 2023

Overall project completion date:
Jan. 2026

Traffic restrictions:

This project will require a single-lane closure on northbound US-23 between M-36 (9 Mile Road) and I-96 from Friday at 9 p.m. until Monday at 6 a.m.


This project will require a single-lane closure on southbound US-23 between M-36 (9 Mile Road) and I-96 daily Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.


There will be intermittent closures at the I-96, Lee Road, Silver Lake Road, and M-36 interchanges daily from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 1,960 jobs.

Safety benefit:
These improvements will provide increased safety and mobility in this area of US-23, which is a significant state, national, and international trade corridor.

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