Extensive road closures Friday and Saturday near the I-196 interchange

In preparation for the WB I-196 Freeway closure (which will occur Sunday night) there will be many closures at the US-131/I-196 interchange both tomorrow and Saturday. The closures are as follows:

  • Double lane closure on NB US-131 from Franklin to I-196: Friday 9 p.m.-Saturday 3 p.m.
  • Double lane closure on SB US-131 from Ann Street to I-196: Friday 9 p.m.-Saturday 3 p.m.
  • Single lane closure on EB I-196 from Lane Ave to Ottawa Ave: Friday 9 p.m.-Saturday 3 p.m.
  • Ramp closure from Pearl to NB US-131: Friday 9 p.m.-Saturday 3 p.m.
  • Ramp closure from SB US-131 to EB I-196: Friday 9 p.m.-June 10
  • Ramp closure from Ottawa to EB I-196: Saturday midnight-1 a.m.

Check the MiDrive Website for more information.

Construction rerouting Westbound I-196 April 1 through August

A map showing the detour for I-196 construction. The map directs westbound drivers to plan to take the I-96 intersection (just west of the East Beltline) and to stay on I-96 W until reaching 131-South, which should be taken until it reconnects with I-196 just after that highway crosses the Grand River.

Starting this Monday, April 1, the Michigan Department of Transportation will begin a construction project to reconstruct and widen Westbound I-196 over the Grand River.

A complete closure of Westbound I-196 from Ottawa Ave to Lane Ave will be in place from April-August.

Westbound I-196 will be closed prior to US-131, so US-131 traffic will be detoured to I-96 as show on the map above. Ramp closures at the US-131/I-196 interchange in Downtown Grand Rapids will also take place beginning April 1.

Please note: Westbound I-196 will be open to the Ottawa Exit, but all remaining traffic on WB I-196 must exit at Ottawa.


Additionally, Scribner Avenue under I-196 will be closed April 2 – August 31 due to the westbound I-196 bridge construction.  Traffic will be detoured to Broadway Ave NW, as shown on the map below:

Map showing the section of Scribner closed underneath I-196 and the official detour route on Broadway Ave NW.

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