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US-23 Flex Route Partially Opens To Traffic

Nov 15, 2017

Flex Route lanes under construction. Soon these lanes will be finished with new pavement markings.
Credit MDOT
Testing of the overhead gantries along Flex Route 23.
Credit MDOT

One of the busiest stretches of freeway outside of Metro Detroit is US-23 north of Ann Arbor.  Work on a new "Flex Route" to ease some of that congestion has been underway for a year and finally opened for limited use on Wednesday.

89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry spoke with Michigan Department of Transportation spokesperson Kari Arend who gives an update on the progress of the Flex Route opening.

Aerial view of the Flex Route construction and the North Territorial road interchange.
Credit MDOT

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu