To accommodate an increase in traffic, the M-10/M-5 interchange was modified and updated. Examining the condition of the existing bridge led to bridge replacement, and extension and widening of the ramp lane north of the MLK Boulevard Bridge.
The existing pedestrian bridge spanning the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids needed rehabilitation to continue serving as a popular tourist destination during Art Prize and a scenic location for wedding ceremonies and photographs.
The 7-mile route connects M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive) in Robinson Township to M-104/I-96 in Crockery Township, providing a much-needed additional crossing of the Grand River. The bridge is 3,709-ft long, making it the sixth-longest bridge in the state of Mi