Southbound I-375 closed for 2 weeks at Larned Street in Detroit due to emergency repairs
DETROIT – Southbound I-375 will be closed at Larned Street in Detroit for about two weeks for emergency repairs, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. Crews are closing the highway for concrete repair and curing in cold temperatures, officials said. All southbound traffic will exit at Larned Street, just north of Jefferson Avenue. The diversion will last through early November. One northbound lane of I-375 will be closed through Tuesday (Oct. 20).
Woodward Avenue mural revealed to the public during Juneteenth celebration
DETROIT A Freedom Rally was held in Detroit Friday to celebrate Juneteenth -- a 155-year-old holiday celebrating the emancipation of slaves in Galveston, Texas. The celebration concluded with the publics first chance to see the new Power to the People mural on Woodward Avenue, from Jefferson Avenue to Larned Street. The red, white and black mural was painted by 20 student artists from Detroit Public Schools and Detroit Heals Detroit. Renowned artist Hubert Massey was chosen by the students to lead the mural installation, due to his community outreach and work with young people. RELATED: Local everyday hero inspires through artMassey has artwork in the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Athletic Club and the TCF Center.
How city of Detroit is celebrating Juneteenth this week
From right in the middle of Woodward Avenue, Dean explained how the city is celebrating Juneteenth all week long. READ: Detroit is holding weeklong Juneteenth celebrationJuneteenth is a celebration of when the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, found out that they were actually free," Dean said. Once they heard the news, it started a Juneteenth jubilee.A stretch of Woodward Avenue is where that jubilee will be held this week, leading up to Juneteenth on June 19. Then were going to end the week with a celebration here in Spirit Plaza -- a Juneteenth rally, Dean said. We had some folks that reached out really wanting to paint a message of strength and resilience on Woodward Avenue, Dean said.
Woodward Avenue is closing for parade in Downtown Detroit
DETROIT – Woodward Avenue will be closed to vehicles between Grand Boulevard and Larned Street starting at noon Wednesday. The route will remain closed to traffic for America’s Thanksgiving Parade on Thursday in Detroit. It will reopen about 4 p.m. Thursday. The QLINE will remain in operation Wednesday, but it will be closed during the parade on Thursday.
Stretch of Larned Street closed in Detroit due to safety issue
DETROIT - The Michigan Department of Transportation and the city of Detroit closed a section of Larned Street due to a safety issue Sunday. The road is closed between the Lodge Freeway and Griswold Street. City workers found a "significant cavity" below a portion of Larned Street near Shelby Street. MDOT is working on closing the Larned Street exit on the Lodge Freeway before Monday rush hour. Residents are encouraged to use Bagley Street or Jefferson Avenue as alternate exits.