I-196/I-96/E. Beltline Ave., Kent County

Start: Spring 2018    End: October 2020
Investment: $40 million
What Is Being Done?

‚ÄčThe Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing approximately $40 million to reconstruct I-196 between Maryland Avenue and M-44 (East Beltline Avenue) and construct two new bridges to reconfigure the I-96/I-196/M-44 interchange. The new configuration will create dedicated exit lanes from eastbound I-96 and I-196 to East Beltline Avenue.

How Traffic Will Be Affected:

Lane closures and traffic shifts will be in place through midJune and then eastbound I-96 will be closed at Leonard Street for approximately five months. Traffic will be detoured onto southbound US-131 to eastbound I-196. The East Beltline Avenue ramps to I-96 and the Leonard Street ramp to eastbound I-96 will be closed intermittently throughout the project.

Additional Information:

I-196/ I-96/ E. Beltline Avenue Reconstruction and Interchange Reconfiguration
Westbound I-196 Bridge Widening and Reconstruction - Grand Rapids
I-96/I-196 Interchange Project: The Flip Video
I-96 and I-196 Interchange Open House Documents
I-196/I-96 "Flip" Project Video
WB I-196 over the Grand River at US 131 Video

Contact Us:

Grand Rapids TSC, 616-464-1800
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