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Q-Line track in Detroit undergoing testing through the fall

Posted: 5:24 AM, Aug 23, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-23 09:13:32-04

The newest form of transportation downtown is reaching a milestone. The Q-Line will be tested today.

Crews will use a small motorized inspection car called a speeder to test for obstructions and traffic maintenance.

Testing will happen on Woodward between Larned and Adams. If you use this part of Woodward for your morning commute, be prepared for lane closures and slow traffic.

These speeder tests will be ongoing for the next few weeks, covering the entire 6.6 mile track.

Crews will also install overhead wiring along the route today. These lines will not be active, but they ask the public to treat them as live wires.

The construction of the Q-Line is still on pace to finish by the end of 2016, opening to the public in 2017.

Testing on this rail line will continue through the fall. Those tests include track and power efficiency, track switch access, electrical testing,  and ADA compliance.