DETROIT (WWJ) – A section of Warren Avenue near Wayne State University is set to be shut down for at least a month as construction crews continue work on the M-1 Rail project.

The Michigan Department of Transportation said crews will begin closing the road at Woodward Avenue Friday night. Construction hours will be extended until work at the intersection is complete. The road is expected to reopen prior to the winter months.

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MDOT said closing this section of Warren is necessary for track installation. Construction hours will be extended until work at the intersection is complete. Driving detours, parking restrictions and pedestrian impacts will be in effect throughout the closure. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to obey all traffic safety signs.

Alternate Driving Routes

Vehicles traveling westbound on Warren Ave. from I-75 Freeway will be detoured to:

• Travel North on Brush St. West on Palmer St., South on Woodward Ave. to get to W. Warren Ave.
• Travel South on John R St., West on Canfield St., North on Woodward Ave. to get to W. Warren Ave.

Vehicles traveling eastbound on Warren Ave. from M-10 Freeway will be detoured to:

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• Travel South on Woodward Ave., East on Canfield St., North on John R St. to get E. Warren Ave.

Parking Restrictions

Cars parked in the work zone on Woodward Ave. will be towed. Parking will be removed on the following streets:

• Palmer St. between Woodward Ave. and Brush St.
• WB Warren Ave. between Woodward Ave. and John R St.
• EB Warren Ave. between John R St. and Brush St.
• Forest Ave. between Woodward Ave. and John R St.

Pedestrian detour signs will be posted to reflect crosswalk impacts. Cultural institutions will have brown directional signage.

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