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MDOT announces closure dates for I-196 project

I-196 bridge over the Grand River, with work being done in the water under the bridge. (FOX 17 Skyview)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced when a portion of westbound I-196 near downtown Grand Rapids will be closed for construction.

The westbound lanes of the highway will be closed over the Grand River from April to August while MDOT reconstructs and widens the bridge over the Grand River.

All westbound traffic on I-196 will have to exit at Fuller, College, or Ottawa Avenue. MDOT’s recommended detour is to take I-96 west to US-131 south to I-196.

A map of a construction project planned for I-196 over the Grand River in Grand Rapids, Mich. (Courtesy: MDOT)

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