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Multiple US-23 ramp, lane closures beginning Tuesday in Livingston County

LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be closing multiple ramps along US-23 in the Brighton area Tuesday, Sept. 5, during a stage shift on the Flex Route project:


Northbound US-23 will have lane closed from Silver Lake Road to I-96 as well.


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.





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Start date:
5 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023


Completion date:
2 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023


Overall project completion date:
January 2026


Traffic restrictions:
During the closure of the northbound US-23 ramp to eastbound I-96, traffic will be detoured via westbound I-96 and Spencer Road to eastbound I-96.


During the intermittent closures of the eastbound and westbound Lee Road ramp to northbound US-23, traffic will be detoured via southbound US-23 and Silver Lake Road to northbound US-23.


This work will also require closing one lane on northbound US-23 from Silver Lake Road to I-96.


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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