City of Detroit, MI

05/24/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/24/2024 06:46

City of Detroit announces road closures and transportation options in advance of the 2024 Detroit Grand Prix

  • After last year's successful return to the streets of Downtown, the event is gearing up to take place Friday May 31 through Sunday, June 2
  • Road closures set to begin Tuesday, May 28 at 5am
  • All the latest information is available at and on the DetroitGP App

The City of Detroit is gearing up to host the season's premier INDYCAR race right here on the streets of Downtown Detroit. It's important for residents and visitors alike to be aware of road closures and have a transportation plan in place to get to the event in advance of race weekend.

The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear will span over three days and will be held in Downtown Detroit again this year, following the largely successful return of the Grand Prix to downtown in 2023. The 2024 Grand Prix will kick off Friday, May 31 with the return of Free Prix Friday, sponsored by Comerica Bank, and run through Sunday, June 2.

Road closures will begin Tuesday, May 28 to continue set up for the Grand Prix; however, residents and visitors are will still have access to downtown through alternative transportation options such as the Detroit People Mover, SMART and DDOT buses, Transit Windsor, and the QLINE. While the Detroit People Mover will have extended hours, DDOT and SMART buses will operate on their normal schedule with modifications to routes to accommodate road closures.

Sidewalks will remain open for those seeking to access businesses and residences downtown.

The Detroit Windsor Tunnel will remain fully open and accessible from I-375. The tunnel will not be accessible via Jefferson Avenue or M-10. Visit for more information.

Traffic going to the Renaissance Center or to pre-arranged parking options near the Ren Cen should utilize I-375 to do so.

Detroit Grand Prix Road Closures are as follows:

  • Tuesday, May 28 - Thursday, June 5
    • Atwater from Riopelle to Hart Plaza
    • Bates from Jefferson to Atwater
    • EB Jefferson from M-10 to Rivard
    • WB Jefferson from Rivard to Washington Blvd.
    • Woodward from State to Jefferson
    • Cadillac Square west of Bates
    • Campus Martius
  • Wednesday, May 29 - Monday, June 3
    • Renaissance Drive West
    • Franklin between Rivard and St. Antoine
    • Rivard between Jefferson and Atwater
    • Antoine between Jefferson and Atwater

All remaining street closures are expected to be reopened by Friday, June 7. Larned and Congress are expected to remain open for the duration of the event.

Detroit Grand Prix Road Closure Map

Detroit Grand Prix Parking and Transportation Options

QLINE Park & Ride

The QLINE will utilize a $5 park and ride system allowing attendees to park at the Wayne State lot 12 (6005 Woodward) at the corner of Harper and Wooward and catch the train from there.

Transit Windsor

Transit Windsor will follow the existing tunnel bus schedule with additional buses on the weekend. Passengers will not have the option to prebook a ride, instead passengers are encouraged to arrive at the Mariners Church bus stop and board the bus with their preferred form of payment. On Sunday, Transit Windsor buses will begin running at 6 am instead of the usual 8 am.

Detroit People Mover

Once Downtown, the Detroit People Mover is the best option for getting around Downtown Detroit. By using The People Mover, you can exit the transit system at the Renaissance Center station, putting you directly inside the venue footprint. There is no fee for riding the People Mover.

Parking Options

In addition to road closures, parking restrictions will be enforced before and during the Grand Prix. Detroit's Municipal Parking Department and Department of Public Works encourage motorists to pay close attention to all parking restriction signs along our city streets to avoid having their car towed. Ford Underground Garage will be closed to the public and city employees beginning Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, June 7.

The following parking structures within the venue are NOT open for paid public parking during the event weekend: Millender Garage, Center Garage, Port Atwater Garage, Beaubien Garage, and River East Garage.

Download the Park Detroit App for information on parking locations around Downtown Detroit. The app allows you to pre-purchase and reserve your parking in lots and garages around the City of Detroit.

Ride Share & Bus Drop Off Locations

There are three locations outside the venue that are designated as Ride Share drop off locations (Lyft, Uber, etc.) as well as bus and limo drop-off:

  • West Location - along Fort Street, between Washington and Shelby, between the 200 and 300 blocks of West Fort Street
  • East Location - Riopelle between Jefferson and Woodbridge

Bus Service from Detroit Metro Airport

The Regional Transit Authority has launched a direct bus service from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Downtown Detroit. Tickets and information are available at Detroit Air Express at