Southbound US-131 Construction from Ann St. to Pearl St.

Start: February 2016      End: Mid-October 2016
Investment: $8.5 million
What Is Being Done?
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will resurface and make concrete joint repairs on southbound US-131 from Ann Street to Pearl Street in Grand Rapids.

This project will include:

  • Constructing a connector lane to join the interchanges of ‚ÄčAnn Street and Leonard Street on southbound US-131. This will mirror what was constructed in 2013 on northbound US-131 connecting Leonard Street to Ann Street; and

  • Bridge improvements on southbound US-131 over Richmond Street and Indian Mill Creek/Grand Rapids Eastern Railroad will include widening, deck replacement, and substructure work.

How Will Traffic Be Affected?

Lane closures will be used throughout the project on US-131. Some local roads will be closed and detoured. 

The following ramps will be closed during different stages of the project:

  • The Turner Avenue (just north of Ann Street) ramp to southbound US-131;
  • The southbound US-131 ramp to Leonard Street;
  • The eastbound I-196 ramp to southbound US-131; and
  • The southbound US-131 ramp to Pearl Street.

Throughout the duration of the project, a double lane closure will be in place on the weekends from W. River Dr.  to Pearl Street, and a single lane closure will be in place weekdays from W. River Dr. to Leonard Street. 

The Turner Ave on-ramp (just north of Ann Street) will be closed until mid-July.  The southbound US-131 off-ramp to Leonard Street will be closed until mid-July.

Contact Us:

Grand Rapids Service Group, 616-464-1800
John Richard, Grand Region Communications, 616-262-1565
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