I-196 over the Grand River at US-131 in downtown Grand Rapids

Start: Spring 2018    End: October 2019
Investment: $20 million
What Is Being Done?

MDOT is investing approximately $20 million to reconstruct and widen the westbound I-196 bridge over the Grand River at US-131. Widening this structure will accommodate wider shoulders and additional lanes to better connect westbound I-196 to the US-131 interchange. 

How Traffic Will Be Affected:

Westbound I-196 will be closed over the Grand River near US-131 for widening and deck replacement through Labor Day 2019. During this time, westbound I-196 will not have access to US-131 and one lane will remain open with access to Fuller, College and Ottawa avenues.

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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