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US-23 Flex Route Phase 2 - Livingston County

Start: Spring 2023     End: 2026

MDOT will be constructing Phase 2 of the US-23 Flex Route from south of M-36 to I-96. Once complete, the US-23 Flex Route will extend from M-14 to I-96. 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. Prior to construction beginning in 2023, motorists can expect to see preliminary work, such as tree removal and utility work.  

Flex Route
The flex route uses a lane control system that includes cameras and electronic message boards to let drivers know when the shoulder is available for use during morning and afternoon peak travel periods.

Understanding Flex Routes

Safety Benefit
A performance and safety study was completed to formally examine the first phase of the flex route from M-14 to north of 8 Mile Road. The study found that significant safety improvements are expected by extending the US-23 Flex Route to I-96.  MDOT anticipates that overall crashes will be reduced by 34 percent with the implementation of the flex route system along the US-23 corridor.

Contact

Jack Rick, MDOT Project Manager

Brighton Transportation Service Center
810-227-4681

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Phase 2

Investment: $146 Million

What is Being Done
MDOT will be extending the US-23 Flex Route from north of 8 Mile Road to I-96. 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.   


Phase 1 - Completed

Investment: $125 Million

What Was Done (2016-2017)
MDOT built the first Flex Route on US-23 between M-14 and 8 Mile Road in 2016 and 2017. The US-23 Flex Route project involved installing an active traffic management (ATM) lane with other safety improvements, as well as operational improvements and addressing condition needs.