Detroit, Mich. - Detroit Lions fans attending Sunday's Homecoming game against the Los Angeles Rams at Ford Field (October 16, 2016; 1 PM) should be prepared for additional road closures due to the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon which commences at 7 AM that morning in downtown Detroit.
The races will impact those coming from Canada, the Renaissance Center and other downtown areas south of the stadium. For additional information and a complete list of closures please visit http://freepmarathon.com/.
The closures that may affect guests coming to Ford Field:
The Ambassador Bridge will have restricted traffic 5:45 AM -9 AMThe Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is closed 6:45 AM -10 AM
M-10 (the Lodge) southbound is closed at I-75 from approximately 4 AM -8:30 AM
I-375 ramp to Lafayette is open, but the Service Drive is closed from Lafayette St to Congress St 6 AM -11 AM
I-375 southbound Jefferson St East and West exits are closed 6 AM -2:30 PM
Fort St has various closures from West Grand Blvd to Griswold starting at midnight and ending as late as 6 PM
Michigan Ave between Brooklyn St and Griswold St is closed roughly 6 AM -12 PM
IMPORTANT M-1 Rail TRAFFIC CHANGE
Pedestrian traffic should be aware and cautious that the Northbound and Southbound traffic lanes on Woodward Ave have changed. The vehicle traffic lanes are now on the outside (closest to the curb) lanes. Northbound is now on the Comerica side of the medians and the Southbound lanes shift from the lane closest to the median (north of Montcalm St) to the outside curb lane (In front of the Fox) on the Fox theater side.
Detroit Lions Mobile App Updates
Download the Detroit Lions Mobile App and enable notifications to receive real-time traffic updates on Lions Game Day.
The Detroit Lions have teamed up with Waze, a community-based traffic and navigation app, to provide alternative routes on game days. This partnership will advise Waze-users of real-time traffic routes to Ford Field to avoid game day congested routes. The free application can be downloaded from Apple's App store and Google Play.
I-75 segments will be under construction until 2030. The construction will impact north of Coolidge to north of South Boulevard this 2016 season. Fans who travel this section of I-75 on game day are advised to seek alternate routes or expect traffic delays due to lane closures.