GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Starting Monday improvements to the I-196 bridges over the Grand River at Market Avenue (Exit 73) will start.The work will include deck resurfacing and sealing, joint and barrier replacement, structural steel repairs, guard rail and approach work.
Traffic impacts will begin Saturday, April 6 and motorists should expect delays particularly during peak travel times (morning and afternoon rush hours). A minimum of one lane of traffic will be open at all times on eastbound and westbound I-196. While lane closures are in place on eastbound I-196, the on ramp from Market Avenue to eastbound I-196 will be closed and detoured east on Market Avenue to northbound US-131 to eastbound I-196.
The project is expected to last until the end of July.