Woodward Traffic to Shift After Labor Day


DETROIT — Construction crews the day after Labor Day will begin to implement traffic shifts on Woodward Avenue in Detroit in preparation for demolition of the I-75 Bridge.

“Starting Sept. 2 traffic will shift to the northbound lanes of Woodward Avenue over I-75,” says Paul Childs, M-1 Rail Chief Operating Officer. “For drivers it means northbound and southbound traffic and the center turn lane will be on the east side of Woodward.

“The northbound and southbound I-75 service drives on the west side of Woodward will be closed along with the entrance ramp at Clifford Street,” Childs says. The service drives will reopen upon completion of the demolition and reconstruction of the west side of the bridge.  The entrance ramp will remain closed until all bridge work is completed.

The demolition and reconstruction of the I-75 Bridge over Woodward Avenue is part of MDOT’s investment along the corridor and in coordination with the M-1 Rail streetcar project.

The west side of the I-75 Bridge at Woodward Avenue and the service drives will not be accessible to pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians will have to cross on the east side of Woodward Avenue either at Sibley or Elizabeth Street.

Alternative I-75 Fisher Freeway Traffic Routes: Sept. 2 thru late 2015

  • Downtown: Take M-10 North at Jefferson or Abbott to access I-75 North/South  or take I-375 at Madison or North of Monroe to access I-75 North/South
  • North of Downtown: Enter I-75 North/South at Mack or Warren
  • North of I-94: Enter at West Grand Boulevard to access I-75 North/South

Visit M-1RAIL.com for updates on construction and traffic.