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.
I-96 is one of the major highways through Grand Rapids and this closure will impact those who travel on I-96 through the spring and summer. This work requires closing and detouring I-96 one direction at a time. Through-traffic should use US-131 and I-196. Additional information can be found at MDOT's website.
Mid-April - mid-June
Eastbound I-96 will be closed and traffic can exit at Alpine Avenue or continue to southbound US-131 .
Mid-June - mid-August
Westbound I-96 will be closed at Plainfield Avenue.
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.
Phase 4 (May - July) will have Oakes closed between Grandville and Ionia. This is the street that runs East/West behind the Van Andel Arena. Earlier construction on Cherry St will be complete and should be used while Oakes is closed.