New U.S. 23/223 detours to be implemented
The Michigan Department of Transportation anticipates reopening the southbound entrance ramp from U.S. 23 from U.S. 223 later today. The ramp has been closed for two weeks for reconstruction.
This will reopen but on Friday there will be a major change implemented on U.S. 223/St. Anthony Road. According to a press release from MDOT a stage change involves shifting all traffic on U.S. 223 to the south sid of the roadway, while construction shifts to the north half of the U.S. 23/U.S. 223 interchange. Construction includes building roundabouts along the north half of the interchange at the raps. This stage, including the ramp closures, is anticipated to take approximately 28 calendar days.
Two-way traffic will be maintained on U.S. 223 between Whiteford Center Road and the northbound U.S. 223 exit ramp using temporary signals. Two lanes of traffic also will be maintained on U.S. 223 one lane in each direction from the southbound U.S. 23 entrance ramp west along U.S. 223. One lane of westbound U.S. 223 traffic will be maintained on the bridge over U.S. 23 between the northbound and southbound ramps. And finally one lane of eastbound U.S. 223 traffic will be maintained u pto the southbound U.S. 23 entrance ramp.
After that point, eastbound U.S. 223 traffic will detour along southbound U.S. 23 to Consear Road to northbound U.S. 23 where traffic will be allowed to turn onto U.S. 223/St. Anthony Road.
Closures in affect starting Friday:
Southbound U.S. 23 exit to U.S. 223 closed. Detour: South on U.S. 23 to Consear Road to northbound U.S. 23, back to U.S. 223
Northbound U.S. 23 entrance ramp from U.S. 23 closed. Detour: Motorists must travel west on U.S. 223 to southbound U.S. 23 to Consear Road to northbound U.S. 23
Whiteford Center Road at St. Anthony Road – closed – Detour: Utilizes Erie Road and Whiteford Road
Bacon Road at U.S. 223 closed. Detour: Utilizes U.S. 223, Sylvania-Petersburg Road, and Samaria Road.