Public meeting in Grand Rapids next week for westbound I-196 bridge project

Contact: John Richard, MDOT Office of Communications, 616-262-1565
Agency: Transportation

WHAT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting a public meeting about this year's work on westbound I-196 over the Grand River at the US-131 interchange. MDOT officials will provide project details, scheduling and traffic information. The public is invited to stop by anytime during the meeting to learn more about the project and provide comments.

WHO:
MDOT staff
Residents and interested stakeholders                       

WHEN:
Thursday, March 14, 2019
4 to 6 p.m.                      

WHERE:
MDOT Grand Rapids Transportation Service Center
2660 Leonard St.
Grand Rapids

Special accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking ability. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers available upon request. Please call 517-335-4381 in advance of the meeting to request.

PROJECT:
MDOT is investing $21.4 million to widen and reconstruct the westbound I-196 bridge over the Grand River at the US-131 interchange. The project includes deck replacement, painting, barrier wall replacement, and substructure reinforcement. 

The wider bridge will accommodate an additional lane to connect the westbound I-196 entrance ramp from Ionia Avenue to the northbound US-131 entrance ramp. 

Project map: https://tinyurl.com/yyvfgtdo