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Detroit street closures: City announces extensive road closings

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Time to find some alternate parking or transit

Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

They say that Michigan has two seasons: construction and winter. After a very long winter, construction will be amped up around the state and the city. Not only does this mean road work on highways and freeways, but major development projects in the city will be picking up the pace.

The City of Detroit announced today multiple road closures throughout the city that range from temporary ones over the next few months to closures that will last years. It might be useful to make a map of the streets that won’t be closed to traffic.

The two biggest closures are around two very large Dan Gilbert developments. The entire area around the Hudson’s site development—yes, Woodward (partially closed), Gratiot, Grand River, and Farmer—which will be closed through 2022. Construction around City Modern will close many streets in Brush Park until next summer.

The areas around the Shinola Hotel, the “District Detroit,” the Financial District, and Third and Grand in New Center will all have road closures around them.

Drivers will be zig-zagging around downtown by the looks of it. Perhaps it’s time to check out DDOT or Mogo?

Find the full list below:

  • Woodward between Jefferson and Larned will be closed completely from now until further notice for the Spirit of Detroit Plaza, a public space project.
  • Park between Montcalm and Columbia will be partially closed from now through August 14, 2018 for façade restoration.
  • Grand River between Griswold and Woodward will be partially closed from now through July 8, 2018 for façade restoration.
  • Woodward between Grand River and John R will be partially closed from now through May 22, 2018 for building renovation.
  • West Congress between Shelby and Griswold will be partially closed from now through June 8, 2018 for building construction.
  • West Lafayette between Cass and Washington will be partially closed from now through May 14, 2018 for building renovation.
  • John R between Adams and Broadway will be partially closed from now through June 22, 2018 for building construction.
  • John R between Broadway and Farmer will be partially closed from now through September 26, 2018 for building construction.
  • Shelby between Fort and Lafayette will be partially closed from now through December 24, 2018 for building renovation.
  • Woodward between Gratiot and Grand River will be partially closed from now through December 31, 2022 for the Hudson’s site redevelopment.
  • Gratiot between Farmer and Woodward will be closed completely from now through December 31, 2022 for the Hudson’s site redevelopment.
  • Grand River between Woodward and Farmer will be partially closed from now through December 31, 2022 for the Hudson’s site redevelopment.
  • Farmer between Grand River and Gratiot will be closed completely from now through December 31, 2022 for the Hudson’s site redevelopment.
  • West Grand Blvd between Third and Lothrop will be partially closed from now through November 10, 2018 for building construction.
  • Temple between Park and Woodward will be partially closed from now through December 17, 2018 for building renovation.
  • Temple between Cass and Park will be closed completely from now through August 7, 2018 for site work.
  • Park between Temple and Sproat will be closed completely from now through August 7, 2018 for site work.
  • Third at West Grand Boulevard will be partially closed from now through November 10, 2018 for building construction.
  • Georgia between St Cyril and Sherwood will be partially closed from now through June 29, 2018 for building construction.
  • Alfred between John R and Brush will be closed completely from now through June 30, 2019 for mixed-use development.
  • Alfred w/o John R will be closed completely from now through June 30, 2019 for mixed-use development.
  • Division between Brush and Beaubien will be closed completely from now through June 30, 2019 for mixed use development.
  • John R between Adelaide and Edmund will be partially closed from now through June 30, 2019 for mixed-use development.
  • Brush between Adelaide and Edmund will be partially closed from now through June 30, 2019 for mixed-use development.
  • Northbound and southbound Woodward between Adams and Sproat will be partially closed from April 16, 2018 through Apr. 27, 2018. (MDOT)
  • Southbound I-75 between Rosa Parks Blvd and Springwells will be partially closed from now through Nov. 30, 2018 for a lane closure. (MDOT)
  • Eastbound and westbound I-94 at Gratiot will be partially closed from March 5 through November 15, 2018 for a ramp closure. (MDOT)
  • Northbound and southbound Gratiot ramp to westbound I-94 will be closed from now through November 15, 2018. (MDOT)
  • Northbound M-39 ramp to southbound I-75 will be closed completely from now through November 30, 2018 for a ramp closure. (MDOT)
  • Clark ramp to northbound I-75 will be closed completely from now through Jun 1, 2018 for a ramp closure. (MDOT)