Weekend Ramp Closures Planned For Downtown Grand Rapids Interchange

Posted at 4:18 PM, Aug 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-23 16:21:49-04

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GRAND RAPIDS,  Mich. — Depending on when you use the interchange of US-131 and  I-196, a different ramp may be closed over the weekend. Lane closures are also on the schedule.

All ramp and lane closures will take place sometime between Saturday 6 a.m. (8/24) and Sunday 9 p.m. (8/25).

The Michigan Department of Transportation released a last-minute notice on the closures  midday on Friday, with planned detours. The notice said ramps will be closed one at a time but did not say which ramp will be closed when:

Ramp closed, northbound US-131 to  westbound I-196

  • Detour: Continue northbound, exit at Leonard  Street, enter southbound US-131 to westbound I-196.

Ramp closed, southbound US-131 to westbound I-196

  • Detour: continue southbound to Market Avenue, enter  northbound US-131 to the left exit to westbound I-196.

Ramp closed, northbound US-131 to eastbound I-196

  • Continue northbound to Ann Street, enter southbound US-131 to the left exit to eastbound I-196.

Ramp closed, eastbound I-196 to southbound US-131

  • Detour: continue eastbound on I-196 to  College Avenue, enter westbound I-196 to the left exit to  southbound US-131.

Ramp closed, Lane  Avenue to eastbound I-196.

  • Detour: take Bridge Street eastbound over the Grand River, join eastbound I-196 from the Ionia Avenue ramps.