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US-23 Flex Route project traffic shift to begin in Livingston County on Tuesday with lane closures
June 23, 2023
LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will shift traffic on northbound and southbound US-23 between Lee Road and I-96. One lane of northbound traffic will be shifted to the southbound side of the highway.
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 less than 7.5 miles of hot-mix asphalt rebuilding and improvements, shoulder widening, interchange reconfigurations, bridge replacement, and improvements at nine 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. That work 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.
Thursday, June 29, 2023
Thursday, June 29, 2023
Overall project completion date:
Northbound US-23 will have one lane closed from Grand River Avenue to Spencer Road from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 27.
The eastbound I-96 ramp to northbound US-23 will have intermittent closures from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 27.
The westbound I-96 ramp to northbound US-23 will have intermittent closures from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 27.
Northbound US-23 will be closed from Silver Lake to I-96 from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29.
The northbound US-23 ramp to eastbound I-96 will have intermittent closures from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29.
Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 1,960 jobs.
These improvements will provide increased safety and mobility in this area of US-23, which is a significant state, national, and international trade corridor.