Final phase of Detroit road closures in effect through Sunday for NFL Draft; here's a complete list

Posted at 12:37 PM, Apr 22, 2024

The City of Detroit announced the final phases of road closures for the 2024 NFL Draft. They begin Wednesday morning and last through Sunday.

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The closures are for the completion of draft-related activites and Draft Day in the D parties at Downtown Detroit parks. The city said that while the road closures will be in effect, the sidewalks will remain open.

There will also be extensive on-street parking restrictions starting Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. and lasting through Sunday, April 28 at 6 a.m. Vehicles parked on these streets after this time will be removed.

Phase 5A Closures are as follows:

  • Montcalm from Park Avenue to Woodward Avenue
  • Woodward from the Fisher Service Drive to Larned
  • John R from Farmer to Woodward
  • Clifford from Woodward to Griswold
  • Grand River from Griswold to Farmer
  • Beaubien from Lafayette to Macomb
  • Monroe from Brush to St. Antoine
  • Jefferson from Randolph to M-10/Washington Blvd. (including access to Ford Underground garage)
  • Adams from Park to Witherell
  • Park/Witherell at Woodward (the South end of Grand Circus Park)
  • WB Madison from John R to Witherell
  • NB Washington from John R to Park

Phase 5B closures will begin Thursday, April 25th at 12:01am and end Sunday, April 28th at 6am. Parking restrictions for phase 5B will also begin at Thursday, April 25th at 12:01am.

NFL Draft all road closures

Phase 5B Closures are as follows:

  • State/Gratiot from Griswold to Library
  • Farmer from Monroe to Gratiot
  • Griswold from Jefferson to Michigan
  • SB Washington from Larned to the circle in front of Huntington Place
  • Randolph from Jefferson to Fort
  • Brush from Fort to Monroe
  • Lafayette from Beaubien to Brush
  • Congress from Brush to Woodward
  • Larned from Woodward to Brush Street

The following roads will reopen Friday, April 26th at 6am in support of the Tigers home game.

  • Montcalm from Park Avenue to Woodward Avenue
  • Woodward Avenue from Adams Street to Montcalm Street
  • Adams Street from Park Avenue to Witherell Street

Other road closures for the draft include:
Phase 4 road closures:

  • SB Woodward from Montcalm Street and Elizabeth Street
  • SB Woodward Avenue from State Street and Larned Street
  • NB Woodward from Larned Street and State Street
  • Michigan Avenue from Griswold Street and Woodward Avenue
  • Fort Street from Griswold Street and Woodward Avenue
  • Congress Street from Griswold Street to Randolph Street
  • Larned Street from Griswold Street to just east of Woodward Avenue
  • Monroe Street from Randolph Street Brush Street (Closed Sunday Evening at 10:00pm)

Phase three closures began Monday, April 15th and will last until Monday, May 6th:

  • SB M-10 exit to Jefferson Avenue downtown will be closed - Exits 1A (W. Jefferson) & 1B (Larned) will remain open at this time
  • Westbound Jefferson Avenue from Beaubien Street to Washington Blvd.
  • Eastbound Jefferson Avenue from Washington Blvd to Randolph
  • Bates Street from Jefferson Avenue to Atwater Street
  • Atwater Street from Civic Center Drive to Bates Street
  • Southbound Brush Street between Larned Street and Jefferson Avenue
  • All Tunnel traffic must use I-375 during the M-10/Jefferson Avenue closures

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Phase two closures began Monday, April 8th and will last until May 5th:

  • Northbound Woodward Avenue from East Congress Street to State Street
  • One lane of Southbound Woodward Avenue on the West side of Campus Martius
  • Eastbound Cadillac Square from Woodward Avenue to Randolph Street
  • Westbound Cadillac Square from Randolph Street to Bates Street
  • Bates Street from Cadillac Square to East Congress Street

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Phase one closures began Friday, March 29th and will last until May 7th:

  • Randolph Street between Gratiot Avenue and Fort Street
  • Monroe Street between North Woodward Avenue and Randolph Street
  • Farmer Street between Randolph and Bates (Garage access only)
  • Bates Street (no through traffic)