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City of Detroit Announces Street Closures and Parking for Aretha Franklin Funeral August 31

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CITY OF DETROIT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND BUS REROUTE FOR ARETHA FRANKLIN FUNERAL AUG. 31

Beginning at 6 a.m. on Aug. 31, Seven Mile Road between Berg and Shiawassee will be closed. Seven Mile Road from Berg to Lahser and Seven Mile Road from Shiawassee to Telegraph will closed with check points. Residents will be allowed access to their streets and businesses.


The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) will reroute the Eight Mile bus (#17) as follows:

  • Westbound: The bus will take Lahser, make a right turn on Grand River, then a right turn on Seven Mile Road to rejoin the route.
  • Eastbound: The bus will make a right turn on Telegraph, a left turn on Grand River and then a left turn on Lahser to rejoin the route.


Funeral Procession

Motorists should expect periodic street closures along the funeral procession route. The route is east on Seven Mile Road, north on Livernois, east on Eight Mile Road, and south on Woodward Avenue to Woodlawn Cemetery.

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