Well, Winter is over and that means it's time for Michigan's longest season!  Construction season!  Yay!  Wait, we mean...  Boooo!

We put together a little cheat sheet for you so you are in the know about summer time construction in West Michigan.

In Grand Rapids:

  • WB I-196 is CLOSED from Ottawa Ave. to US-131
    • Construction is scheduled through Labor Day.
    • The construction is focusing on rebuilding and widening the bridge over the Grand River.
    • Detour for through-traffic — stay on WB I-96 to SB US-131
  • The Ionia Ave. on-ramp to WB I-196 is CLOSED
    • Detour — West on Michigan St. to Lane Ave. on the West Side, north to the Ford.
  • SB US-131 ramp to EB I-196 is CLOSED
    • Construction is scheduled until mid-June.
    • Detour — take WB I-196 and turn around at Lane Ave.
  • Night work — SB US-131 will be down to one lane from Ann St. to the I-196
    • Construction is scheduled from 9 pm to 5 am, Tuesday night through Saturday morning.
  • NB US-131 ramp to WB I-196 is CLOSED
    • Construction is scheduled through Labor Day.
    • Detour — keep going to Leonard St. and turn around.
  • Night work — Pearl St. on-ramp to NB US-131 is CLOSED
    • Construction is scheduled from 9 pm to 5 am, Tuesday night through Saturday morning.
  • Scribner Ave. is CLOSED at the Ford, between Bridge St. and 4th St.
    • Construction is scheduled through Labor Day.

Northeast And East Side Of Grand Rapids:

  • EB I-96 is down to one lane from Leonard St. to I-196
    • The left lane is closed, before the off-ramp.
  • EB I-196 is down to one lane just before I-96
    • The left lane is closed.

Comstock Park:

  • Lamoreaux Dr. is CLOSED between West River Dr. and Alpine Ave. (M-37)
    • Construction is scheduled through October, but the closure is only expected to last until June
    • The construction is focusing on water-main and gas-main replacement east of Bekinshire Dr.
    • From now until June, traffic will be detoured and then Lamoreaux Dr. will be down to one lane both ways from June to October for resurfacing.

Walker And Marne:

  • I-96 between Alpine Ave. (M-37) and 16th Ave. is down to one lane
    • Construction is scheduled on mostly weekends and some nights through Memorial Day.
    • From Memorial Day to Labor Day, I-96 will be one lane both ways weekdays between 16th Ave. and 68th Ave.


  • WB 54th St. is down to one lane from Division Ave. to US-131
    • The right lane is closed

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