Friday, April 5, 2013
There will be a lane closures on US-23 starting Friday for catch basin cleaning.
LANE CLOSURE ALERT: US-23 (Livingston County) This weekend there will be rolling lane closures on US-23 in each direction for catch basin cleaning, according to a press release from MDOT. Lane closurse starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, April 5, until 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 6. Lane closure starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 5, until 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 6.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation is offering a quick, simple way to sign up for construction news, traffic alerts and news releases.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is offering a quick and simple way to sign up for construction news, traffic alerts and news releases from the department. Signing up updates is free and easy. Just click on the red "Sign up for e-mail from MDOT" envelope icon on the home page of the MDOT Web site. GovDelivery subscribers will be able to manage their subscriptions and sign up to receive messages on a wide range of topics, including Aeronautics news, information for contractors, and traffic alerts for major highways. You can unsubscribe or make changes in your preferences anytime. You also can sign up to get the information delivered to your computer or smartphone via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook or text alert. If you already …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
#MetroMerge will allow residents and MDOT to interact on transportation issues.
The Michigan Department of Transportation has launched a new blog to allow residents to talk about transportation issues. The blog, #MetroMerge, is MDOT's hope to increase outreach to residents of MDOT's Metro Region, which includes Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair counties. It can be read at www.michigan.gov/metromerge. MDOT already has a dedicated MDOT Metro Region Twitter site: www.twitter.com/MDOT_MetroDet. "To expand our social media footprint we have created an informal community page as a way to share information with you on all things transportation-related in the Metro Detroit Region," said Metro Region Engineer Tony Kratofil. "Through this blog we will be able to share the most up-to-date news with the public and respond to …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The new tow plow will be housed at the Brighton garage and used to clear I-96 and US-23 this winter.
If you happen to be driving down I-96 or US-23 and happen to see a rather large, orange Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) snow plow that looks like it's jack-knifing on ice, you shouldn't be alarmed - it's supposed to look that way. MDOT revealed its brand new snow plow, called a tow plow, at Island Lake Recreation Area on Friday. The tow plow can clear up to two full lane widths in one pass, doing the work of two trucks, saving MDOT both time and money. The tow plow cost MDOT $93,000, but is expected to pay for itself within five years. The service lifespan is also double that of the average snow plow, which costs around $200,000. In addition, the tow plow costs less to maintain.
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Tow Plow will be used on I-96 and US-23 starting this month.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin using a new type of snowplow called a Tow Plow - the first ever in Michigan - in Livingston County this month. The new plow will be used on I-96 and US-23 starting this month. The plow is a patented, tandem-style machine that is essentially a snowplow towed by a standard plow truck. The Tow Plow can plow widths up to 25 feet - up to two full lane widths in one pass. By using the Tow Plow, crews can clear both the travel lane and shoulder in one pass, reducing the time needed to clear the freeway during a winter storm event. This will improve service while reducing labor costs and fuel consumption on these busy roadways with high traffic volumes. When activated, the wheels of the …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Road crews will be working to move US-23 traffic out of the split merge traffic configuration.
There will be a single lane closure on southbound US-23 between I-96 and Silver Lake Road as crews work to move US-23 traffic out of the split merge traffic configuration, according to a press release from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). On Friday, Oct. 5, between 10 a.m. and noon there will be a single closure between I-96 and Lee Road. On Saturday, Oct. 6, there will be a single lane closure at Silver Lake Road between 7 a.m. and noon. And on Sunday, Oct. 7, there will be a single lane closure between I-96 and Grand River Avenue between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. In addition, the southbound US-23 ramps at Silver Lake Road are expected to reopen this Saturday. However, the ramps will be closed again briefly in the next couple …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The lot will remain closed while it undergoes construction.
The Park & Ride parking lot at US-23 and Silver Lake Road will be closed beginning Thursday, Oct. 4. The lot will undergo construction and resurfacing. It is expected to reopen by Nov. 15.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
There will be roadwork with single and double lane closures on I-96 this weekend.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
There will be lane closures on eastbound I-96 between Exit 141 at the Lake Chemung exit and Dorr Road for concrete patch work, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The closure will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 and there will be a double lane closure in place until 3 p.m. that day. On Saturday and Sunday from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m., there will be a single lane closure in place on eastbound I-96 in the same location. Motorists are encouraged to allow for extra time when traveling on eastbound I-96 this weekend and to watch for traffic slowdowns.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
There will be roadwork with single lane closures on US-23 for the next two weekends.
There will be a single lane closure on US-23 in each direction between Silver Lake Road and the CSX Railroad - south of the I-96 Interchange, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The closure will be in place between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. and is needed so crews can implement the split merge traffic configuration near Silver Lake Road. Once the split merge configuration is in place, there will be three lanes maintained on northbound US-23 - two northbound lanes and one southbound lane - and one southbound lane maintained on southbound US-23. Also, once the split merge traffic configuration is in place, the on-ramp from Silver Lake Road to northbound US-23 will reopen. Single lane closures will again take place on …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
New lanes and bridges are proposed for the I-96/US-23 interchange in Brighton Township.
Two informational meetings will be held on May 17 at Brighton Township Hall to discuss proposed improvements to the I-96/US-23 interchange. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has proposed constructing six new through-lanes on I-96 between the current eastbound and westbound lanes of the highway, along with building three new bridges over northbound and southbound US-23, and over Old US-23. The existing lanes of I-96 will become collector/distributor (CD) lanes as a way to help ramp traffic move smoothly through the interchange. The existing six bridges over US-23 and Old US-23 also would be rebuilt. At the open house, MDOT will explain the status of the study, proposed improvements and timeline, and the process involved for …