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Spencer Road ramp to eastbound I-96 closed June 26-29 for ramp metering system installation in Livingston County

LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close the eastbound/westbound Spencer Road ramp to eastbound I-96 to install a ramp metering system beginning Wednesday in Brighton.

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 includes 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.


Spencer Road
Eastbound I-96

Closest city:

Start date:
5 a.m.
Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Completion date:
7 p.m.
Saturday, June 29, 2024

Overall project completion date:
January 2026

Traffic restrictions:
Traffic will be detoured via Spencer Road, Old US-23, Grand River Avenue, and Pleasant Valley Road to eastbound I-96. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 1,839 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.

The Rebuilding Michigan Project profile for US-23 in Livingston County.