A Major Road Closure In Grand Rapids Could Impact Your Weekend Plans
Living in Michigan means there's always a chance you'll see an orange barrel or two on the road when you're driving.
For drives heading near downtown Grand Rapids, you should be aware of a major road closure that could impact your commute.
A Major Road Closure In Grand Rapids Could Impact Your Drive This Weekend
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be doing a weekend construction project in downtown Grand Rapids.
According to MDOT spokesperson John Richard
"MDOT will be performing bridge scoping and bridge maintenance, Kent County will also take advantage of the closure to perform road maintenance."
What Is Bridge Scoping?
If you have no clue what bridge scoping don't feel bad, I had to look it up myself and this is what I found.
Bridge scoping refers to the process of evaluating the condition of a bridge and determining a repair strategy.
It involves a thorough inspection of the bridge, analysis of the data collected, and the development of a preliminary cost estimate for the recommended repairs.
The goal of bridge scoping is to identify any issues with the bridge and develop a plan to address them before they become major problems.
Now that we know what bridge scoping is, let's go over where the construction will be happening and how you can get around it to arrive at your destination.
I-196 Westbound Will Be Closed This Weekend In Downtown Grand Rapids
Closures for this weekend project will being at 5 p-m Friday, June 9th, and will wrap up by 5 am on Monday, June 12th a.m.
Some Ramps Will Also Be Closed This Weekend
While the road work is happening on I-196 Westbound some ramps will also be closed during the same time.
- US-131 northbound to I-196 westbound
- I-196 westbound to US-131
- The entrance ramps to I-196 westbound from Ionia Avenue and from College Avenue.
- The ramp from I-196 eastbound to US-131 northbound will be closed on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m
- The ramp from US-131 southbound to I-196 eastbound will be closed Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
I-196 Westbound Weekend Construction Detour
A detour for through traffic is to use I-96 West to US-131 South to I-196 West.