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Posted on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 4:30 p.m.

Commuters beware: MDOT to close lanes on highways around Ann Arbor Tuesday

By Amy Biolchini

The Michigan Department of Transportation will be imposing lane closures on two highways in Ann Arbor beginning Tuesday morning for separate projects.

North of Ann Arbor, one lane of southbound U.S. 23 will be closed for culvert and guardrail repairs just south of the North Territorial Road interchange.

The closure lasts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

On eastbound M-14 at Maple Road, one lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDOT-contracted crews will be repairing pavement joints on the roadway.

The two closures are separate from MDOT's massive repair project on Interstate 94 in Ann Arbor that began this past weekend. Each direction of the road will be closed separately on weekends when major events aren't happening in the Ann Arbor area.

The Tuesday road closures are also different from an M-14 repaving project that has been affecting traffic during the weeknights of Monday to Thursday between the U.S. 23 interchanges on the north side of Ann Arbor.

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Amy Biolchini covers Washtenaw County, health and environmental issues for Reach her at (734) 623-2552, or on Twitter.


Nicholas Urfe

Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 9:20 p.m.

Perfect timing for art fair. I'm sure those "culvert and guardrail" repairs couldn't possibly have been scheduled during any other Summer week.


Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 12:34 p.m.

Yeah, they got it wrong... they were supposed to wait until Wednesday morning. Get all the artists into town first, then block all the exits out... MMMWAHAHA!!!!

Ann English

Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 10:25 p.m.

Any Art Fair artists from Northville will have to use I-275 instead of US-23 to get here. Westbound I-94 from I-275 will be fine for driving. Don't have any advice for those coming from Kalamazoo. It WOULD be more convenient for them if this section of M-14 were completely open to traffic; the hairpin exit further east IS the closest to downtown, but some of us are sure to see it as an embarrassment, what with visitors from other states and cities.