Construction and maintenance projects will impact drivers along and near US-23 starting Friday.
Starting Friday at 9 a.m. and lasting until 6 a.m.
Monday, May 8, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will conduct variable closures on a single-lane of both northbound and southbound US-23 along with ramp closures between M-36 and I-96.
The project will require a single-lane closure on northbound US-23 between M-36 (9 Mile Road) and I-96 from Friday at 9 p.m. until Monday at 6 a.m. There will also be a single-lane closure on southbound US-23 between M-36 (9 Mile Road) and I-96 daily Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. as well as intermittent closures at the I-96, Lee Road, Silver Lake Road, and M-36 interchanges daily from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.
The work is part of MDOT’s ongoing $162 million US-23 Flex Route Project from north of 8 Mile Road to I-96. The project consists of just under 7.5 miles of hot mix asphalt reconstruction and rehabilitation, shoulder widening, interchange reconfigurations, bridge replacement, and rehabilitation at 9 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. 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.
Meanwhile, MDOT will also have various lane restrictions in place at US-23 in Livingston County for bridge maintenance beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, May 1 through 2 p.m., Sunday, May 7.
Eastbound/westbound 6 Mile Road at US-23 will require a lane closed for maintenance on Monday, May 1, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., while eastbound/westbound North Territorial Road bridge over US-23 will be closed for maintenance on Tuesday, May 2, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Traffic will be detoured via 6 Mile Road. Southbound US-23 to eastbound North Territorial Road will be detoured via Whitmore Lake Road, Barton Drive, northbound US-23, back to North Territorial Road.
Eastbound/westbound 8 Mile Road bridge over US-23 will be closed for maintenance on Wednesday, May 3 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Traffic will be detoured via M-36. Southbound US-23 to eastbound 8 Mile Road will be detoured via 6 Mile Road to Main Street, to 8 Mile Road, and northbound US-23 to West 8 Mile Road. Northbound US-23 to West 8 Mile Road will be detoured via M-36 to Whitmore Road and back to 8 Mile Road.
In addition, US-23 over the railroad crossing and Barker Road will have the following lane closures:
• Southbound US-23 right lane closure at the railroad crossing and Barker Road will be closed on Thursday, May 4, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
• Southbound US-23 left and center lane at the railroad crossing and Barker Road will be closed on Friday, May 5, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
• Northbound US-23 right lane at the railroad crossing and Barker Road, will be closed on Saturday, May 6, from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
• Northbound US-23 left and center lane at the railroad crossing and Barker Road will be closed on Sunday, May 7, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes.