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Eastbound I-196 to close in Ottawa County for rebuilding

I-196 EB closure in 2019 captured by Google Street View.JPG
Posted at 6:19 AM, May 28, 2020

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — Drivers in Ottawa County will be feeling some déjà vu beginning Sunday.

Last year, eastbound I-196 traffic was detoured onto M-6 as part of the project to rebuild the westbound lanes between Hudsonville and Grandville.

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Map: Closure of eastbound I-196 in Hudsonville begins May 31, 2020.

Beginning Sunday, May 31, eastbound traffic on I-196 will once again be detoured onto eastbound M-6. This time, the eastbound side of the freeway will be rebuilt between 32nd Avenue and the Ottawa/Kent county line at the Kenowa Avenue bridge.

The closure will last at least until August 1, according to schedules from the Michigan Department of Transportation.

The ramp from M-6 westbound to I-196 eastbound will also be closed.

Westbound traffic on I-196 will be normal, using the new pavement built and opened last year.

Related: Road projects update: Notable ramp closure and another weekend freeway closure