Grand Rapids is easy to get around in-even when roadwork is in progress. Check out these links to avoid temporary traffic disruptions and plan a quick, convenient alternative route while we enhance Grand Rapids' roadways.
Pearl Street will be closed beginning March 17th going both East and West at the bridge over the Grand River for the Amway Grand Plaza's construction project.
Westbound – Monroe Avenue to Michigan/Bridge to Mt. Vernon
Eastbound – Scribner Avenue to Bridge/Michigan to Monroe
Access to Amway Grand Plaza Hotel & Parking
Pearl Street will be open from Monroe Ave to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel motor lobby and parking structure. Access to Campau Ave will also be open.
Traffic should take Ionia North to access the I-196 on ramps. Note beginning April 1, WB I-196 will be closed over the Grand River.
Westbound I-196 Road Closures (April 1 - August 30)
Westbound (WB) I-196 will be closed over the Grand River near US-131 for widening and deck replacement. From April 1 - August 30, WB I-196 will not have access to US-131 and only one lane of traffic will be open to access to Fuller Ave, College Ave and the Ottawa Ave/Downtown exit.
Recommended Routes to and through downtown Grand Rapids
WB I-96 traffic should use M-6 to Northbound US-131
WB traffic entering I-96 after M-6 should continue on I-96 to Southbound US-131 into downtown
Eastbound I-96 Road Closure (Early June - November)
Eastbound (EB) I-96 will be closed at Leonard St for approximately 5 months while a bridge is removed and rebuilt.
EB I-96 traffic should use Southbound US-131 to EB I-196 in downtown Grand Rapids. EB I-196 will continue into EB I-96 towards Lansing.
New Downtown Grand Rapids Development
Downtown Grand Rapids is continuing to grow! Studio Park is a new complex that will be built South of downtown - behind the Van Andel Arena. During this time of development, there will be many parking lot closures and road closures around that area. Some will only be temporary, others will be permanent changes. Explore the City of Grand Rapids' Interactive Visitor Parking Map to assist with parking options.
Studio Park Complex Construction by Phase
Phase 7 (June - July 2019) will include an additional segment of Ottawa between Oakes and Cherry. No street closures are anticipated but this addition will open Ottawa Ave to Cherry St.