I-96 improvements begin next Friday in Kent and Ionia counties

Contact: John Richard, MDOT Office of Communications, 616-262-1565
Agency: Transportation

COUNTIES:
Kent and Ionia  

HIGHWAY:
I-96

CLOSEST CITIES:
Grand Rapids and Saranac

START DATE:
Friday, April 23, 2021

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Thursday, July 1, 2021

PROJECT DETAILS:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $4 million to make concrete pavement repairs and resurface I-96 from M-11 (28th Street) to Thornapple River Drive in Kent County, and from the Kent/Ionia county line (Montcalm Avenue) to Bliss Road in Ionia County.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: 
Weekend lane closures will be in effect 6 a.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Monday on I-96 from M-11 to Thornapple River Drive. Weekday lane closures will be in place on I-96 from Montcalm Avenue to Bliss Road 6 p.m. Sunday through 6 a.m. Friday.   

SAFETY BENEFITS:
This project will provide a smoother, safer driving surface and will extend the service life of the roadway.