I-96 closures scheduled at Cascade Road this weekend

Posted at 7:00 AM, Jun 16, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — I-96 at Cascade Road in Grand Rapids Township will be closed each night this weekend for demolition of the old Cascade Road bridge. Cascade Road will be closed over the expressway, but there will be limited access to entrance ramps.

Beginning Friday, June 17, at 9 p.m., I-96 will be closed overnight for the bridge demolition. The closure will repeat Saturday night. All freeway traffic will be routed onto the exit ramps and the entrance ramps. Approaching the interchange and exit ramps, lane closures will squeeze all traffic into a single lane.

Eastbound I-96 detour to get to Cascade Road east of I-96: Exit at M-21 Fulton Street, east to Forest Hill Avenue, south to Cascade Road. Cascade Road traffic will need to follow the same route from the East Beltline.

Westbound I-96 detour to get to Cascade Road west of I-96: Exit at the East Beltline, south to Cascade Road.

Traffic on eastbound Cascade Road can enter eastbound I-96 but not westbound. Traffic on westbound Cascade Road can enter westbound I-96, but not eastbound.

After the weekend, traffic on Cascade Road will use a new bridge that was built just south of the old bridge. Another bridge will be constructed to replace the bridge that is being demolished.

(Correction: This story originally said the I-96 closure would be repeated Saturday and Sunday nights. The closure will only take place Friday and Saturday nights.)

Here’s how the diverging diamond interchange will operate when the project is finished in November: