Walking and driving downtown looks a little different this month. Crews are busy constructing the stage for the NFL Draft, which takes place April 25-27 in downtown Detroit. The area by Cadillac Square is entirely blocked off now while the stage goes up.

Robin Runyan

Around downtown, you can also start seeing wayfinding signs appearing at major intersections.

A sign in GreektownRobin Runyan

Certain roads are closed right now around the area, including Randolph and Monroe. On Monday, April 8, additional roads will be closed off around Campus Martius. 

  • Northbound Woodward Avenue from Congress Street to State Street
  • Eastbound Cadillac Square from Woodward Avenue to Randolph Street
  • Westbound Cadillac Square from Randolph Street to Bates Street
  • Bates Street from Cadillac Square to East Congress Street

City of Detroit

 Additional streets are expected to close as we get closer to the event.

Officials with the Windsor Tunnel announced today that the tunnel will remain open, although access through Jefferson in front of the tunnel will be blocked. Visitors will be able to access it through I-375.

The Qline will still run to Congress until April 12. Updates to transit options can be found here.

Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to visit Detroit during the draft.