US 23 Flex Route open to drivers

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Monday the Michigan Department of Transportation hosted a ceremony to mark the end of construction on US-23 north of Ann Arbor.
They also celebrated a new traffic management system called the Flex Route.
The $92 million project runs along the US-23 corridor including bridges that were replaced at 6 Mile Road, 8 Mile Road, and N. Territorial Road plus four more bridges that were repaired. The project included extending and upgrading ramps, repairing pavement and creating expanded intelligent transportation systems technology.
The Flex Route is explained as a lane control system comprised of overhead signs, cameras, and electronic message boards. The system will open the inside median shoulder to traffic during peak traffic times, such as morning and afternoon commutes, and during special events when traffic becomes heavier.

More information about the Flex Route system and how it operates can be found at www.flexroute23.com.