Cherry St in GR to close for Studio Park project

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The second phase of road changes in downtown Grand Rapids for a $140 million development in the city’s Arena District will begin Monday.

Cherry Street SW between Grandville Avenue and the US-131 ramps will close for roughly three weeks starting on March 19. The road is scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 9.

Eastbound drivers will find posted detours to Grandville Avenue to Oakes Street to Ionia Avenue. Westbound traffic will be advised to take Ionia Avenue to Oakes Street to Grandville Avenue. Access to US-131 from Cherry Street will remain open during this phase.

The road changes are for the Studio Park project, which is set to break ground in April or May.

The project will include a nine-screen movie theater, restaurants, hotel, office space, 106 apartment units, retail spaces, a public piazza and a parking ramp with more than 900 spaces. Developers expect to finish the project in the fall of 2019.

The city and developers have planned for seven phases of road construction. The city and developers have planned for seven phases of road construction, six of which will happen this year.

The road construction project is estimated to cost $3.2 million, according to the city.

More information about the street changes can be found on the city’s website.

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