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I-196 reconstruction leads list of new projects over the next week

Posted at 7:29 AM, Apr 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-16 09:08:48-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — By the end of the 2021 construction, there will be three lanes on I-196 eastbound and westbound between Fuller Avenue and I-96. To accomplish that, MDOT will introduce lane closures on I-196 east of downtown Grand Rapids.

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Here’s the list of new projects scheduled for next week (to be updated):

I-196, Kent County

  • I-196 eastbound reduced to one lane from Ionia Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids out to Maryland Avenue through October 29. Traffic will be shifted to the westbound pavement from Fuller to Maryland.
  • I-196 westbound will retain two lanes from I-96 to Fuller Avenue during construction until October 29.
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I-196, Berrien County

  • Introduced Thursday, the ramp from I-196 southbound to I-94 westbound is closed through May 28. Detour: Exit 1, leave 196, east on Red Arrow Highway to Watervliet, south on Church Street/M-140 to I-94 westbound.
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US-131 Allegan County

  • Ramp closed from M-179/129th Avenue to US-131 southbound April 19-May 1.
  • Detour: Enter US-131 southbound from 135th Avenue/Superior Street in Wayland.
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Market Avenue, Grand Rapids

  • Market Avenue closed for several blocks south of US-131 April 19-June 18.
  • Detour: Grandville Avenue between Wealthy and Oakes Streets.
  • Ramp closed from US-131 southbound to Market Avenue April 19-June 18.
  • Detour: Exit early at Pearl Street.
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