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Fifth Third River Bank Run: Road Closings

The Fifth Third River Bank Run is this Saturday morning.

Whether you’re running, watching or completely oblivious and just trying to navigate downtown Grand Rapids, you’ll want to know which roads will be closed and when.

Friday, May 9

3 p.m.

  • Ottawa, from Michigan to Lyon
  • Monroe Center, between Monroe Avenue and Ottawa

6 p.m.

  • Lyon, between Ionia and Monroe Avenue

Saturday, May 10

4:30 a.m.

  • Monroe Avenue, between Michigan and Pearl (limited access to government and Fifth Third parking lots until about 5:30 a.m. from Michigan Street)
  • Limited access through Pearl Street-Monroe Avenue intersection
  • Eastbound lanes of Bridge Street, between Monroe and Scribner
  • Ottawa, from Pearl to Fulton

5:30 a.m.

  • Monroe Avenue, between Pearl and Louis

6 a.m.

  • Ottawa, from Pearl to Fulton
  • Pearl at Monroe Avenue

6:45 am

  • All five-kilometer (3.1-mile) course streets, including Market to Cherry Street
  • U.S. 131 both directions’ ramps at Pearl Street will be closed between 6:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

7:45 am

  • All 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) course streets
  • Westbound Wilson Avenue, between 28th and Butterworth (in Grandville), one lane
  • Butterworth, between Wilson and Veterans Memorial Drive (in Walker)

7:55am

  • All 10k course streets and Market-Wealthy intersection
  • All downtown streets along the 25-kilometer (15.5-mile) course

Remainder of streets will be closed about 15 minutes before the lead participant of each event approaches.

Downtown streets that will remain closed until 12 noon

  • Pearl, between Monroe Avenue and Ionia
  • Monroe Center, between Monroe Avenue and Ionia
  • Louis, between Monroe Avenue and Ionia
  • Fulton, between Winter and Ottawa
  • Monroe Avenue, between Michigan and Fulton

Note: Monroe Avenue between Pearl and Michigan will open at about 10:30 a.m.

Downtown streets that will remain closed until about 5 p.m.

  •  Ottawa, between Michigan and Pearl
  •  Lyon, between Monroe Avenue and Ionia

Projected Ramp Closings

  • I-196 at Market, eastbound and westbound ramps will be closed between about 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.
  • U.S. 131 at Market, northbound and southbound ramps will be closed between about 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.
  • U.S. 131 at Pearl, northbound and southbound ramps will be closed between about 6:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

A full list is available on the Fifth Third Riverbank Run website HERE.

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