Update, 9:05 p.m. Sunday: Michigan State Police allowed incoming traffic to resume Sunday evening, the force reported around 7:15 p.m.
Original article, Sunday afternoon:
A classic sunny summer day and the Detroit Kite Festival prompted authorities to stop vehicles from entering the very crowded Belle Isle for a stretch of time Sunday afternoon.
Though authorities said the island had reached capacity, bikes and pedestrians still could enter. The kite festival ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The temporary closing of MacArthur Bridge vehicle lanes caused a long lineup on eastbound Jefferson Avenue.
Heads Up: Belle Isle is closed to vehicles for at least the next two hours as they are at capacity. Bikes and pedestrians are still allowed to enter the park. pic.twitter.com/8W1ZGXRrJC— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) July 10, 2022