DETROIT (WWJ) - Football has finally returned to Detroit!
The Lions are slated to kick off their 2013-2014 season at Ford Field against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Sept. 8.
If you give yourself a little extra time and plan ahead to avoid road work, you should be able to avoid the blitz and arrive in time for kickoff at 1 p.m.
The Michigan Department of Transportation will be imposing the following travel restrictions this Sunday:
In Genesee County, one lane closed in each direction over Irish Road from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and two lanes closed in each direction from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
In Genesee County, one westbound lane closed from Morrish Road to M-13 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., along with ramp closures.
In Lapeer County, one eastbound lane closed from M-24 to the St. Clair County line.
In Genesee County, daytime single-lane closures with traffic shifts at Maple Road, and nighttime double-lane closures with traffic shifts.
In Monroe County, two northbound lanes closed between LaPlaisance Road and I-275.
In Monroe County, one southbound lane closed at Exit 9 (S. Otter Creek Road).
In Oakland County, the southbound right lane closed from Crooks to Long Lake roads.
In Macomb County, one westbound lane and two eastbound lanes closed between Masonic Boulevard and I-696.
In Wayne County, one lane closed in each direction at US-24 (Telegraph Road).
In Wayne County, one lane closed in each direction between Ecorse Road and Michigan Avenue.
In Oakland County, the northbound right lane closed from 8 Mile to 9 Mile roads.
In Macomb County, the westbound right lane closed from Mound Road to 11 Mile Road.
M-10 (Lodge Freeway):
In Detroit, two northbound lanes closed from McNichols Road to Schaefer Highway.