America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Road Closures and Restrictions Announced

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DETROIT, MI – Individuals attending the America’s Thanksgiving Parade and Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 27th, 2014 should be aware of road closures and certain restrictions for parade viewing along Woodward Avenue as a result of the M-1 Rail construction.

America’s Thanksgiving Parade (The Parade Company)

America’s Thanksgiving Parade (The Parade Company)

The City of Detroit also has issued reminders to parade watchers that the buildings with scaffolds and any device without a City permit is prohibited during Thanksgiving events in downtown Detroit on private or public property.  Violators will receive tickets, and the scaffolds will be removed.

Motorists traveling to downtown Detroit on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 and for the parade on Thursday, November 27th, 2014 should note the following road closures.

Woodward Avenue from W. Grand Blvd. to Warren will be closed completely from Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 6 p.m. through Thursday, November 27th, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Woodward Avenue from Warren to Jefferson will be shut down beginning at 3 a.m. until the conclusion of the parade on November 27th, 2014.

Emergency vehicles will be allowed to cross Woodward Avenue at Warren, Mack/Myrtle, Alexandrine, Montcalm and Adams.

This year, the parade is being held in a construction zone as a result of the M-1 Rail.

Along Woodward Avenue, there are three locations (called pinch points) where parade viewing will be restricted:
•    Woodward Avenue from Putnam to Warren (viewing only from east side of Woodward)
•    Woodward Avenue from Alexandrine to Watson (viewing only from west side of Woodward in certain locations)
•    Woodward Avenue from Winder to Montcalm (viewing from east side of Woodward only.  No viewing will be allowed on the I-75 overpass.)

The following streets will have limited access beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014:

•    Amsterdam/Piquette from Cass to John R
•    Harper from Cass to John R
•    Palmer from Cass to John R
•    Ferry from Cass to John R
•    Farnsworth/Putnam from Cass to John R

The following streets will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. on Thursday, November 27th, 2014:     
•    Michigan at Cass
•    Fort Street from Trumbull to Woodward
•    Congress from Shelby to Randolph
•    Larned from Shelby to Randolph
•    Shelby from Congress to Michigan
•    Michigan from Cass to Woodward
•    Monroe from Woodward to Randolph
•    Lafayette Blvd. from Trumbull to Griswold
•    Washington Blvd. from Adams to Congress
•    Atwater from Civic Center Dr. to Third

Michigan Avenue and Washington Blvd. will reopen after the Turkey Trot at approximately 9:30 a.m.