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US-23 overnight lane closures begin Thursday

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a major road project is expected to begin this week in Livingston County.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be closing southbound US-23 from M-59 to Spencer Road nightly for rebuilding on Thursday night.

The project, which will last through July 25th, is part of the M-59 resurfacing, safety, and drainage upgrades and will occur in multiple stages. Access will be maintained to all businesses throughout this project.

Based on economic modeling, Whitmer’s office says the investment is expected to support nearly 144 jobs.

“Since I took office through the end of 2022, we will have invested 70% more in our roads than the previous four years to fix over 16,000 lane miles of road and 1,200 bridges, supporting nearly 89,000 jobs,” stated Whitmer. “I hope you all like orange because you’ll be seeing a lot of cones and barrels this summer. I’m proud of what we have accomplished, so let’s keep moving dirt and getting it done.”

Traffic will be detoured via M-59, Old US-23, Spencer Road, and I-96. Motorists should expect delays. MDOT says the project will provide a safer, smoother ride, along with drainage improvements that will ensure the integrity of the roadway. Officials say closing lanes during this type of work is necessary to provide the safest work area possible for crews and motorists.

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