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: