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Closures are expected at the US 23, Michigan Avenue interchange near Ann Arbor due to construction

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – Motorists should avoid the intersection of US 23 and Michigan Avenue outside Ann Arbor on Friday, May 3, as an ongoing construction project brings a series of closures.

The paving work will affect both Michigan Avenue (US 12) and the ramps to US 23 in Pittsfield Township, the Michigan Department of Transportation said.

There will be intermittent closures on both the east and west on-ramps of Michigan Avenue to and from US 23 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday.

Between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. that same day, both directions of Michigan Avenue will be closed to one lane at the intersection, officials said.

Months of construction work in 2023 brought a redesigned interchange and a new bridge over the highway. MDOT said Friday's closures will allow paving work to be completed on the connecting ramps.

Work continued in 2024 as part of a $30 million series of improvements to Michigan Avenue between Platt and Carpenter Roads.

Read more: The major Michigan Avenue project outside Ann Arbor is entering its second year of construction

The project includes widening the roadway to five lanes, widening intersections at Platt and Textile streets and constructing a 10-foot-wide non-motorized path on the south side of Michigan Avenue.

This is intended to ease long-standing congestion problems in the region, officials say.

The construction work is expected to last until November.

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