May 29, 2024 - News

Road closures split Jefferson for Detroit Grand Prix

A view of the Detroit Grand Prix track.

Part of the track on Bates Street. Photo: Samuel Robinson/Axios

Road closures will make getting around downtown tricky this week as the city gears up to host the Detroit Grand Prix from Friday through Sunday.

Why it matters: The temporary circuit wrapping around West Jefferson Avenue, Atwater, Larned and Congress is back after the IndyCar race made a successful return from Belle Isle to downtown last year.

Zoom in: The Chevrolet-branded pedestrian bridge will take Grand Prix attendees over parts of the track that have been constructed.

  • The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel will remain fully open from I-375 but not from Jefferson Avenue or the Lodge freeway.
  • DDOT and SMART buses will operate on their normal schedules with route modifications to accommodate road closures.

Parts of downtown are inaccessible via Jefferson Avenue. Here's when and where:

May 28 June 5

  • Atwater from Riopelle to Hart Plaza
  • Bates from Jefferson to Atwater
  • Eastbound Jefferson from M-10 to Rivard
  • Westbound Jefferson from Rivard to Washington Boulevard
  • Woodward from State to Jefferson
  • Cadillac Square west of Bates
  • Campus Martius

May 29 – June 3

  • Renaissance Drive West
  • Franklin between Rivard and St. Antoine
  • Rivard between Jefferson and Atwater
  • Antoine between Jefferson and Atwater

All remaining street closures are expected to be reopened by June 7. Larned and Congress are expected to remain open for the duration of the event.

Map of road closures for the 2024 Detroit Grand Prix.
Detroit Grand Prix road closure map. Photo: Courtesy of the City of Detroit

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