June 9, 2017

Detroit Metropolitan Airport announces road construction projects

Customers heading to Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) will need to allow extra drive time due to road construction projects impacting the rental car area and the airport’s northern gateway. Work on Lucas Drive, which provides access to the rental car lots, is currently underway. Construction on Rogell Drive, the roadway that leads drivers from I-94 through the northern section of DTW’s campus, will begin June 12.

The work is necessary to enhance roadway safety and capacity, improve traveler access and wayfinding, while also modernizing the airport’s infrastructure.

Customers will begin to notice traffic shifts and lane closures on Rogell Drive around July 5. At that time, travelers flying out of the McNamara Terminal should use I-275’s Eureka Road exit to access the airport. By entering on the south end of DTW’s campus, customers can avoid Rogell Drive. The McNamara Terminal is home to Delta Air Lines, Air France and Aeromexico.

Most roadway construction is scheduled to end before Thanksgiving. Until then, the Airport Authority wants customers to keep the following tips in mind.

  • Arrive early and allow extra time to navigate through the campus

  • Utilize cell phone waiting lots and short-term parking to reduce congestion

  • Use Middlebelt Road to access the rental car facilities

  • Arrive 275” – Beginning July 5, use I-275’s Eureka Road exit to reach the airport, if flying out of the McNamara Terminal

Travelers can stay up-to-date on the latest airport construction and traffic advisories by visiting metroairport.com, the Michigan Department of Transportation’s MiDrive website and Twitter (@DTWeetin and @MDOT_MetroDet).