Several Streets Will be Closed Thursday for the Parade and Turkey Trot

The City of Detroit is advising people coming in for America’s Thanksgiving Parade, the Turkey Trot, and the Lions game at Ford Field that Woodward Avenue will be closed from West Grand Boulevard to Warren until 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Woodward will also be closed between Warren and Jefferson until the end of the parade.

The following streets will also be closed until the end of the Turkey Trot [around 10 a.m.]:

Michigan Avenue between Cass and Woodward.

Fort Street from Trumbull to Woodward.

Shelby between Congress and Michigan.

Congress from Shelby to Randolph.

Larned from Shelby to Randolph.

Monroe between Woodward and Randolph.

Lafayette Blvd. from Trumbull to Griswold.

Washington Blvd. between Adams and Congress.

Atwater from Civic Center Drive to Third.

The Lodge Freeway (M-10) exits at West Jefferson/Cobo (1A) and Larned (1B) will be closed during the Turkey Trot. The northbound exit to Larned will reopen after the race.

The Detroit People Mover will offer free rides from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. All 13 DPM stations will be open.

DDOT says it will run a Sunday bus schedule for all regular routes at regular fares on Thanksgiving Day. Some routes will be affected by the road closures. Go to for more information.


Image credit: Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo/WDET

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