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Multiple US-23 freeway, ramp closures begin Monday in Livingston County

LANSING, Mich. - As part of paving operations beginning Monday for the US-23 Flex Route project in the Brighton area, crews will be closing the following ramps:

There will also be nightly closures of northbound and southbound US-23 between I-96 and M-59.

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 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:
7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 6, 2023

Completion date:
5 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023

Overall project completion date:
January 2026

Traffic restrictions:
The northbound US-23 ramp to eastbound I-96 will be closed 7 - 9 p.m. nightly Monday, Nov. 6 - Tuesday, Nov. 7. Detour: westbound I-96 and Spencer Road to eastbound I-96.

The southbound US-23 ramp to westbound I-96 will be closed 7 - 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8. Detour: eastbound I-96 and Kensington Road to westbound I-96.

The eastbound I-96 ramp to southbound US-23 will be closed 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. Detour: eastbound I-96, Kensington Road, and westbound I-96 to southbound US-23.

During the nightly closures of US-23 between I-96 and M-59, the following detours will be in place:

  • Northbound US-23 (9 p.m. - 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6 - Thursday, Nov. 9): take westbound I-96 to eastbound Spencer Road, then northbound Old US-23 to eastbound M-59 to get back to northbound US-23.
  • Southbound US-23 (8 p.m. - 5 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 - Sunday, Nov. 12): take westbound M-59 to southbound Old US-23, then westbound Spencer Road to eastbound I-96 to get back to southbound US-23.

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.

US-23 Rebuilding Michigan bulletin

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