The second business loop for Interstate 196 heading north travels 11.6 miles northward between Exits 44 and 55. The business route served downtown Holland directly via a cosign with former U.S. 31 Business along Washington Avenue, Michigan Avenue, River Avenue north to 8th Street (former M-21). Business Loop I-196 exited Holland for Zeeland along Chicago Drive. This alignment was removed from state control in 2004 and Business Loop I-196 shifted onto the U.S. 31 bypass of Holland to Zeeland. Signs were not made consistent along U.S. 31 until 2009.1

Business Loop I-196 U.S. 31 North
A wye interchange separates U.S. 31 north from Interstate 196 north as Business Loop I-196 to Holland begins. The left side ramp follows the crossing of the North Branch of the Mactawa River.
U.S. 31 and Business Loop I-196 initially follow a freeway to Washington Avenue, where the business loop formerly departed for U.S. 31 Business toward Downtown Holland. 11/05/09

Sources:
  1. Michigan Highways: Business Connections 96 through 496.


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11/05/09 by AARoads

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