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City of Detroit provides information on street closures, parking, bus reroutes and ways to avoid congestion during Detroit Grand Prix, June 2 – 4

2023

 Individuals attending the Detroit Grand Prix June 2-4 should make note of street closures, bus reroutes and suggested parking as thousands flock to downtown Detroit.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS AND STREET CLOSINGS

Motorists should be aware of the following street closings and traffic restrictions:

  • I-375 is only accessible to those with permit parking or traveling to Canada beginning 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 to Monday, June 5. All other motorists should exit at Lafayette Blvd.
  • Inbound J.C. Lodge exit to Jefferson Avenue (under Huntington Place) will be closed beginning the evening of Wednesday, May 31 to Monday, June 5.
  • Jefferson is local traffic only from Orleans to Rivard with total closure at Rivard.
  • Closures and lane restrictions are scheduled for Bates, Atwater, Franklin (Rivard to St. Antoine), Randolph and Beaubien.

BUS REROUTES

From now through Thursday, June 8, several bus routes will be rerouted to accommodate the Detroit Grand Prix race.

  • Grand River (3) - Board bus on Congress between Brush and St. Antoine.
  • Jefferson (9) - Board bus on Larned between Rivard and St. Aubin.
  • Dexter (16) - Board bus on Larned in front of Financial District People Mover Station.

Passengers also can expect reroutes on Van Dyke/Lafayette (5), Gratiot (6), Russell (40), Chene (52) and Cadillac/Harper (67).

There will be no reroutes on outbound routes.

PARKING

In addition to a number of private garages and parking lots in downtown Detroit, the City will operate its parking structure at Eastern Market on the following days.  The cost is $5.

  • June 1 - 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • June 2 - 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • June 3 - 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 4 - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Ford Underground Garage will close at 8 p.m. on May 31 and will reopen on June 5 to accommodate the Detroit Grand Prix. All vehicles must be removed from the garage by 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, and customers will not be allowed to retrieve vehicles until June 5.

To learn more about parking and to reserve parking spaces in garages and some off-street parking lots, use the ParkDetroit app available on Google Play or the App Store.

Motorists without a smartphone can reserve and prepay for parking using the ParkDetroit.us website.

DETROIT PEOPLE MOVER

The Detroit People Mover hours during the Grand Prix are:

June 2, 3 & 4  from 5 a.m. – Midnight

For more information, visit www.thepeoplemover.com

AVOIDING TRAFFIC TIE-UPS

The Detroit Department of Public Works (DPW) Traffic Management Division is encouraging individuals to think ahead to avoid traffic headaches by using public transportation and parking.

The City is working with Wayne State University and QLine on a pilot park-and-ride program. Motorists can park at Wayne State’s Lot 12, 6050 Woodward Avenue, for $5 and take the QLINE free from the Amsterdam station.

Wayne State also offers inexpensive parking with a short walking distance to Q-Line, DDOT and SMART routes at these lots:

  • Parking Structure 1, 450 W. Palmer Ave, Detroit, MI, 48202 - $8.50 via credit card only
  • Parking Structure 8, 91 West Forest Ave, Detroit, MI, 48201- up to $12 via credit card only

To learn more about WSU parking and transportation, go to https://parking.wayne.edu/availability

GRAND PRIX APP FOR LIVE UPDATES

To get up-to-date traffic information, motorists can download the Grand Prix App or go to: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/AhoskrZ/[email protected]