Motorists traveling on US-23 in Northfield Township might want to plan accordingly due to upcoming closures.

The southbound US-23 exit ramp to 6 Mile Road will be closed today between 10am and 4pm for pavement patching. A detour will be posted when the ramp is closed that directs motorists to North Territorial Road and Whitmore Lake Road, and then back to 6 Mile Road.

Beginning Sunday at 8pm, M-DOT advises the southbound lanes of US-23 will be closed at North Territorial. Traffic will be routed off the freeway at North Territorial and will continue south onto Whitmore Lake Road and Barton. Southbound US-23 will re-open sometime Monday morning, time to be determined. Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible or expect lengthy delays for those who must use the route.

Then next week, there will be a lane closure on Barker Road over US-23 for surface coating of the bridge deck. Daily lane closures between 9am and 3pm will be in effect, Tuesday through Friday. One lane will be maintained on the bridge using flag control. (JM)