Ramp at I-96 Cascade Road interchange to close

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I-96 Cascade WB exit 40A (Google Screen Shot)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The reconstruction of the interchange at I-96 and Cascade Road in Grand Rapids Township has progressed to where another ramp will close permanently. The loop ramp from westbound I-96 to westbound Cascade Road Exit 40A will close at 8 p.m.

A detour for access to Cascade Road from westbound I-96 will be in effect until the redesigned interchange is completed: Continue west on I-96, exit at the East Beltline and go south to Cascade Road. A much longer alternative would have you exit at 28th Street, go west to the East Beltline and north to Cascade Road.

The first of two new bridges carrying Cascade Road over I-96 is nearly complete. The existing bridge will be demolished this weekend, which will require closures of I-96 each night this weekend.

While the interchange previously had four exit ramps, the new diverging diamond interchange will have only two exit ramps.

This video from the Michigan Department of Transportation shows how the new interchange will work.

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  • Bert

    I am so glad I don’t have to deal with this debacle now, or when it is finished! The two places that I used to need to go over there have both moved already, not because of the interchange, but because of the generally horrible traffic making it too hard to get in and out for their customers. I don’t know why the DOT doesn’t understand that when an area develops to the point where it needs more lanes and a restructured traffic light system that gimmicks like this one are useless wastes of money. Somebody got sold a huge load of goods here, that is for sure, and we are all paying for it. :(