Downtown Grand Rapids Interchange Ramp Closed For Repairs

Posted at 10:49 AM, Sep 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-30 10:49:14-04

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Just a week after one ramp at the junction of US-131 and I-196 opened, another ramp closed Monday morning.

The ramp from westbound I-196 to northbound US-131 closed at 5 a.m. Monday and will remain closed until 9 p.m. Thursday, October 2.

Just a week before, the ramp from eastbound I-196 to northbound US-131, which had been closed since April, reopened. That ramp is critical to the detour this week as laid out by the Michigan Department of Transportation:

  • Continue west on I-196 and exit at Lane Avenue.
  • Turn left under the expressway, then turn left onto the ramp to eastbound I-196.
  • Exit eastbound I-196 on the ramp to northbound US-131. The ramp is off the left lane.