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. Eastbound I-96 will be closed and traffic can exit at Alpine Avenue or continue to southbound US-131 from approximately mid-April through mid-June, and westbound I-96 will be closed at Plainfield Avenue from mid-June through mid-August. Through-traffic should use US-131 and I-196.
This project will increase safety, improve the ride quality and extend the service life of the road and bridges.