I-96 Road and Bridge Reconstruction, Grand Rapids
Work includes reconstructing I-96 between West River Drive and the Grand River, as well as bridge improvements over US-131, the Grand River, Coit Avenue, Monroe Avenue, and West River Drive. The project also includes extending and widening the M-44 Connector (Plainfield Avenue) ramp to westbound I-96.
This work requires closing and detouring I-96 one direction at a time. The work on eastbound I-96 is complete and open to traffic. Westbound I-96 is closed at Plainfield Avenue and is scheduled to re-open in mid-September. Westbound I-96 through-traffic should take westbound I-196 to northbound US-131, then westbound I-96. The westbound I-96 off ramp to Plainfield Avenue will remain open.
This project will increase safety, improve the ride quality and extend the service life of the road and bridges.