U.S. 23 construction set between U.S. 223, Sterns


A U.S. 23 reconstruction project for which preliminary phases were done last fall will get started today, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane each way between Sterns Road and U.S. 223 while a barrier wall is set up on the southbound side.

Once the wall is in place, two-way traffic will be established on the southbound side while the northbound lanes are rebuilt in that area. Work is expected to last until late May.

Later this month, work will start on U.S. 223 at the interchange, which will require a 14-day closing of the entrance ramp to southbound U.S. 23.

Dan's Excavating, Inc. of Shelby Township, Michigan, is the contractor for the $12 million project.