Interstate 296 Michigan
Interstate 296 is the hidden designation for a 3.4 mile section of U.S. 131 north from Interstate 196 to I-96 in central Grand Rapids. U.S. 131 extends south from I-296 as a freeway to Kalamazoo and Portage and north to Cadillac and Manton.
Until 1979 Interstate 296 was co-signed along U.S. 131 in Grand Rapids with the exception of the long two-lane exit ramps to I-96 west and from I-96 east. Signs for I-296 were removed at the request of Michigan and as approved by AASHTO during the October 1979 meeting.
North End – Grand Rapids, MI
South End – Grand Rapids, MI
Mileage – 3.50
Cities – Grand Rapids
- Junctions –
Source: December 31, 2018 Interstate Route Log and Finders List
I-296 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
|Location||Vehicles per day|
|Exits 86 to 87||129,801|
|Exits 87 to 88||118,047|
|Exits 88 to 89||110,519|
|Exits 89 to 89A||109,346|
Source: 2017 AADT – MDOT Traffic Volumes Map
North End – Grand Rapids, Michigan
Thanks to Eric Vander Yacht and Chris Bessert for additional information on hidden Interstate 296.
Page updated February 6, 2019.