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I-196 bridge improvements begin in downtown Grand Rapids

COUNTY:
Kent

HIGHWAY:
I-196

CLOSEST CITY:
Grand Rapids

START DATE:
May 2020

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Late-October 2020

PROJECT DETAILS:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing approximately $9 million to improve 14 bridges, along with concrete joint repairs, asphalt resurfacing, and high-friction surface coating, on I-196 between Market Avenue and US-131.

TRAFFIC IMPACT:
Lane closures will be in effect for the duration of the project, as well as ramp closures at M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive), Lane Avenue and US-131. Intermittent weekend total closures will be in place one direction at a time. The first full closure is scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday, May 15, through 5 a.m. the following Monday on westbound I-196 between US-131 and Market Avenue.

Project flyer

SAFETY BENEFITS:
This project will improve the ride quality and extend the service life of the bridges and roadway.