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Getting to the DIA: Road Construction Information

Near the museum, Woodward will remain open to vehicle traffic throughout the construction of the M-1 rail line, but other closures will affect travel to the museum. Updated directions will be posted to this page as detours occur.

CURRENT TEMPORARY IMPACTS:
 
  • West bound Warren Ave. at Woodward Ave. will close on Friday, July 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm.

    • Construction crews will be working extended hours - until the construction at this intersection is complete.

    • Pedestrian and vehicular detour routes will have directional signage.

    • Motorists and pedestrians will be able to access businesses in the area.

    • On-street parking will be maintained. 
 

Putnam St. Closure - June 20, Estimated 4 Weeks

  • Putnam St. between Woodward Ave, and Cass. will be open to local traffic only during roadway reconstruction and track installation.

  • To access business along Putnam. St traveling along Woodward Avenue, motorists may take Warren West to Cass Avenue. Travel North on Cass Avenue to Putnam and turn right heading East.

  • The crosswalk at the intersection of Putnam St. and Woodward Ave. will be closed - pedestrian detour signs will be posted.

  • Limited Parking will remain along Putnam.

  • Several Handicap Accessible parking spots will be made available along Putnam during this phase of construction.

Kirby St Closure: July 9, 2016 - Estimated 4 Weeks

  • W. Kirby St. between Woodward Ave, and Cass. will be open to local traffic only during roadway reconstruction and track installation.

  • To access business along W. Kirby St traveling along Woodward Avenue, motorists may take Alexandrine West to Cass Avenue. Travel North on Cass Avenue to W. Kirby St. and turn right heading East.

  • The crosswalk at the intersection of W.,Kirby St. and Woodward Ave. will be closed - pedestrian detour signs will be posted.
There will be no parking allowed along W.Kirby and on the east side of Cass between W. Kirby and Ferry, with the exception of buses during this time.
 
 
 
 
FROM THE NORTH
 

Via I-75

  • I-75 South to Warren (Exit 53A)
  • Turn right on Warren
  • Turn right on Brush
  • Turn left on Frederick
  • Turn left on John R
  • Parking lot entrance is on John R, between Frederick and Farnsworth

Via M-10 (Lodge Freeway)

  • M-10 South to Forest/Warren (Exit 3)
  • Turn left on Warren
  • Turn left on Brush
  • Turn left on Frederick
  • Turn left on John R
  • Parking lot entrance is on John R, between Frederick and Farnsworth

Via Woodward

  • Travel to the museum via Woodward will remain accessible throughout construction. Currently traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction on much of Woodward.

FROM THE SOUTH

Via I-75

  • I-75 north to detour to I-96 west
  • I-96 west to I-94 east
  • I-94 east to M-10 south (Lodge)
  • Exit at Forest/Warren (Exit 3)
  • Turn left at the turn-around to access the northbound service drive.

  • Turn right on Warren

  • Turn left on Brush

  • Turn left on Frederick
  • Turn left on John R
  • Parking lot entrance is on John R, between Frederick and Farnsworth

Via M-10 (Lodge Freeway)

  • M-10 South to Forest/Warren (Exit 3)
  • Turn right on Warren
  • Turn left on Brush
  • Turn left on Frederick
  • Turn left on John R
  • Parking lot entrance is on John R, between Frederick and Farnsworth

Via Woodward

  • Currently traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction on much of Woodward.

FROM THE EAST

Via I-94

  • Follow posted detour, taking M-10 South, then follow directions above.

FROM THE WEST

Via I-94

  • Take I-94 east to M-10/Lodge Freeway south (Exit 215A)
  • M-10 South to Forest/Warren (Exit 3)
  • Turn left at the turn-around to access the northbound service drive.
  • Turn right on Warren.
  • Turn left on Brush
  • Turn left on Frederick
  • Turn left on John R
  • Parking lot entrance is on John R, between Frederick and Farnsworth