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MDOT to close Spencer Road next week as part of the Flex Route expansion

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin bridge maintenance on Spencer Road over US-23 next week.

Beginning Monday, July 10th at 7 a.m., Spencer Road will be closed between Buno Road and Old US-23, as 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 closure is expected to be in effect until 6 p.m. Monday, July 17th.

Westbound traffic will be detoured via Pleasant Valley Road and Grand River Avenue back to Spencer Road, while eastbound traffic will be detoured via Old US-23, to Grand River Avenue, then Pleasant Valley Road to Spencer Road.

Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes

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.

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