I-196 Reconstruction Grandville/Hudsonville, Kent & Ottawa Counties
Investment: $25 million
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $25 million to reconstruct approximately 5 miles of eastbound I-196 from 32nd Avenue to Kenowa Avenue in the city of Hudsonville. The project also includes new ITS cameras, drainage, signs, traffic signals and bridge improvements at 22nd and 32nd avenues. An additional left-turn lane will be added on 32nd Avenue to access eastbound I-196, and a new lane connecting the interchanges at 32nd Avenue and M-6 will also be constructed.
All eastbound I-196 traffic will be rerouted to eastbound M-6 during stage 1 (May 31 – August). Westbound I-196 traffic will be maintained in its normal configuration. The ramp from westbound M-6 to eastbound I-196 will be closed and all traffic will be detoured to US-131.
During stage 2 (August – November), two lanes of eastbound I-196 traffic will be shifted to the westbound side of I-196 at 32nd Avenue and then proceed to eastbound M-6. The eastbound I-196 entrance ramp from 32nd Avenue will be closed for the duration. Two lanes of westbound I-196 will be maintained to 32nd Avenue and then reduced to one lane after the 32nd Avenue exit ramp.
The ramp from westbound M-6 to westbound I-196 will be closed during this stage. The westbound M-6 to eastbound I-196 ramp will be open during this stage