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Multiple US-23 lane, US-23/I-96 ramp closures Saturday in Livingston County
October 26, 2023
LANSING, Mich. - As part of paving work for the US-23 Flex Route project in the Brighton area, crews will be implementing a single-lane closure on northbound US-23 from Silver Lake Road to Spencer Road this weekend, as well as intermittent closures of the following ramps:
- The eastbound I-96 ramp to northbound US-23,
- The westbound I-96 ramp to northbound US-23, and
- The northbound US-23 ramp to westbound I-96.
This work is part of the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) 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 in each direction 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, Oct. 28, 2023
Monday, Oct. 30, 2023
Overall project completion date:
Northbound US-23 will have one closed from Silver Lake Road to Spencer Road.
During the intermittent ramp closures, the following detours will be in place:
- The eastbound I-96 ramp to northbound US-23: go past US-23 and take Exit 151 to Kensington Road, then get onto westbound I-96 to access northbound US-23.
- The westbound I-96 ramp to northbound US-23: take Exit 148A to southbound US-23, then Exit 58 to Lee Road to access northbound US-23.
- The northbound US-23 ramp to westbound I-96: take Exit 60A to eastbound I-96, then Exit 151 to Kensington Road to access westbound I-96.
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.