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Lee Road bridge over US-23 closed for maintenance beginning Saturday in Livingston County
August 03, 2023
LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin maintenance on the Lee Road bridge over US-23 on Saturday.
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.
Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023
Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023
Overall project completion date:
Traffic will be detoured via US-23, Whitmore Lake Road, Silver Lake Road, and Fieldcrest Road.
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.