If you were planning on using the Detroit People Mover over the next two weeks to hop about downtown or get from parking to an event (starting Sunday), you’re going to need a different plan.

The Detroit People Mover (DPM) is closing for about 14 days starting on Sunday, June 12 to replace a rail switch and special section of track along on the guideway, say Detroit Transportation Corporation officials.

Construction will begin following a full service day on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. The system will resume its normal operating schedule at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, June 27.

Passengers who use the People Mover for non-emergency transportation will be able to commute throughout downtown on certain Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) bus lines that travel within the Central Business District.

For travel on any DDOT bus within the boundaries of M-10 (Lodge Expressway), I-75 (Fisher) and I-375, passengers will only pay a fare of $.50.

Official say that rail replacement is necessary as a result of accumulated wear on the track and to maintain a state of good repair.  The Detroit Transportation Corporation has performed this project once prior in 2008, when 2,800 feet of People Mover track was replaced along six curves.

As an alternative.The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) currently operates inbound service within the immediate downtown Central Business District.

DDOT customer service operators are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (313) 933-1300 or toll-free (888) DDOT-BUS (336-8287) to direct you to the nearest inbound bus line, or you can visit their website.


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