Traffic Update: US-131 lane closure ends, but weekend closures on I-96 will back up traffic

Lane closure traffic file photo

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The lane closure on southbound US-131 from I-96 to Leonard Street will end sometime Friday, but weekend lane closures on I-96 in Ionia County will cause backups Saturday and Sunday.

Here’s the rundown heading into the weekend:

US-131 in Grand Rapids

  • Lane closure from I-96 to Leonard Street ends.
  • All lanes will be open.
  • The right lane that previously ended to Ann Street is not extended to exit only Leonard Street.

US-131 at Burton Street

  • Ramp from southbound US-131 to BURTON STREET closed.
  • This is the ramp that ends at Century Avenue.
  • Closed until October 7.
  • Detour: Exit at Hall Street or at 28th Street.

US-131 in Rockford

  • Lane closure on northbound US-131 from 10 Mile to 13 Mile.
  • One final day, Friday (9/23) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

US-131 in Kalamazoo County

  • Ramp closed from southbound US-131 to westbound I-94.
  • From Friday 10 p.m. to no later than 6 a.m. Monday (9/23-9/26).
  • Detour: Exit at Stadium Drive, west to 9th Street, south to I-94.

I-96 in Ionia County

  • Lane closure on eastbound I-96 from Keefer Highway after exit 73 to Knox Road before the Grand River.
  • All day Saturday and Sunday.
  • Expect long delays.
  • Detour: Exit at M-66 exit 67, north to Grand River Avenue, east through Portland to enter I-96 at mile 77.

I-96 in Ionia County

  • Lane closure on eastbound I-96 at M-66.
  • Sunday only (9/25), 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • This means there will be two lane closures on I-96, according to the posted schedule.
  • Expect long delays.
  • Detour: Exit at Jordan Lake Road exit 64 or as early at Nash Highway exit 59, north to Grand River Avenue, east on Grand River Avenue through Portland to enter I-96 at exit 77.

I-94 in Kalamazoo County

  • All ramps at 40th Street reopen today (9/23).

Ada Drive in Ada

  • Ada Drive closed at Bradfield Street south of the village.
  • Water main work.
  • Saturday (9/24).

Here are a few projects currently in progress:

I-96 at Cascade Road
A new traffic shift is in place on westbound I-96 at Cascade Road.
No lane closure.
Shift in place until October 22.

Division Avenue north of downtown Grand Rapids
Daytime lane closure on Division Avenue between I-196 and Leonard Street in preparation for nighttime repaving.

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