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Detour needed for US-131 improvements in downtown Grand Rapids starting March 31

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing approximately $6.2 million to improve the northbound and southbound US-131 bridges over Plaster Creek just south of Burton Street in Grand Rapids. Work includes concrete joint repairs on US-131 from M-11 (28th Street) to Pearl Street.  



Closest city:
Grand Rapids

Start date:
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Estimated end date:
Monday, June 17, 2024

Traffic restrictions:
Northbound US-131 is scheduled to be closed and detoured at M-11 (28th Street) Sunday, March 31, through May 1. During this time, one lane of northbound US-131 will remain open from Burton Street to Pearl Street. Entrance ramps to northbound US-131 will be closed from 44th Street to Market Avenue. Northbound on and off ramps will be closed at Burton, Hall, Martin Luther King Jr., and Wealthy streets. Northbound US-131 Exit 85B to Pearl Street will also close. Alternate routes: Head west on M-6 to I-196.  Head east on M-6 to M-37 or I-96.


Southbound US-131 will be closed at Burton Street for approximately four weeks after the northbound work is complete. During this time, ramp closures will be in effect and one lane of southbound US-131 will remain open from Ann Street to Burton Street.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 88 jobs.

Safety benefit:
This project will increase safety, improve the ride quality, and extend the service life of US-131 and bridges over Plaster Creek.

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