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Interstate 296
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I-296 highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of I-96
Maintained by MDOT
Length 3.393 mi (5.461 km)
Existed December 17, 1962–present
History Approval granted to remove signage on December 3, 1979
Major junctions
South end I-196 / US 131 in Grand Rapids
North end I-96 / US 131 / M-37 in Walker
Counties: Kent
Highway system
Auxiliary route of the Interstate Highway System
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Michigan State Trunkline Highway System
Interstate • US • State (CDH)

M-294 M-311

Interstate 296 (I-296) is an Interstate Highway near Grand Rapids in Kent County, Michigan, United States. It runs between the Interstate 196 near Downtown Grand Rapids; and the Interstate 96 in Walker. It is around 3 miles (4.8 km) long and is part of the U.S. Route 131 for most of the route. It first opened in December 1962, but is now not shown on signs and is only shown as the U.S. Route 131.

Exit list

The entire highway is in Kent County.

Location mi km Exit Destinations Notes
Grand Rapids 0.000 0.000 86 I-196 (G.R. Ford Freeway) – Lansing, Holland
US 131 south – Kalamazoo
Signed as exits 86A (east) and 86B (west); southern end of unsigned I-296 concurrency on US 131
0.815 1.312 87 Leonard Street Previously Bus. US 131
1.566 2.520 88 Ann Street
Walker 2.648 4.262 89 US 131 north – Cadillac Northern end of US 131 concurrency; I-296 designation continues along the ramps between I-96 and US 131
2.957 4.759 I-96 east / M-37 south – Lansing Northbound exit only
3.185 5.126 M-37 north (Alpine Avenue) Secondary left exit northbound for M-37 north (Alpine Avenue)
3.393 5.461 I-96 west – Muskegon Northbound exit and southbound entrance
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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