I-196 ramps to Ottawa Avenue closing Tuesday


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Drivers in downtown Grand Rapids, beware: You may need to change your route because of a new round of construction.

Tuesday morning, the exit ramps from eastbound and westbound I-196 to Ottawa Avenue will close. The closures won’t take effect until 9 a.m., after the morning rush hour.

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The ramps will remain shut down for two to three weeks while work is underway. The closures are part of the Michigan Street reconstruction project.

The on-ramps to eastbound and westbound I-196 will stay open Tuesday, but will eventually also close as a part of this project.

The recommended detour for drivers is to use the College Avenue exit.