Heads up, next week Bridge St NW is going to be completely closed between Seward and Broadway according to the City of Grand Rapids.

The closure will start Monday, November 5th and last 5 days until Friday at 4 pm, as they continue to do construction at the Red Lion location.

The city website says they need to dig a trench across Bridge St. so they can connect utilities to the new construction.  Eventually, the former Red Lion location will be a 44 unit residential apartment complex as well as house a restaurant and a bar.

Detours for drivers during the road closure are as follows from the city:

  • Eastbound:  Left onto northbound Seward to right onto eastbound Second Street to right onto southbound Broadway

  • Westbound:  Right onto northbound Broadway to left onto westbound Third Street to left onto southbound Seward

If you catch the bus in that area, the city has a bus detour posted as well:

  • Westbound: Second, right on Broadway, left on Bridge, regular route

  • Eastbound: Bridge, left on Mt Vernon, right on Pearl, right on Seward, left on Bridge, regular route

If you need more updates, you can call the city at 311 or 616-456-3000.