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Spencer Road closed from Buno Road to Old US-23 for bridge maintenance beginning Monday in Livingston County

LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin bridge maintenance on Spencer Road over US-23. Beginning Monday, Spencer Road will be closed between Buno Road and Old US-23.

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


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.



Spencer Road


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Start date:
7 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 14, 2023


Completion date:
7 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 21, 2023


Overall project completion date:
January 2026


Traffic restrictions:
Westbound traffic will be detoured via southbound Pleasant Valley Road, westbound Grand River Avenue, and northbound Old US-23 back to Spencer Road.


Eastbound traffic will be detoured via southbound Old US-23, eastbound Grand River Avenue, and northbound Pleasant Valley Road to Spencer Road.


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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