Here are the road closures for Detroit's Thanksgiving Day parade

America's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Posted at 7:16 AM, Nov 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-24 07:18:55-05

(WXYZ) — The City of Detroit has announced road closures, bus reroutes and suggested parking ahead of America's Thanksgiving Parade, the Turkey Trot and the Detroit Lions game.

Tens of thousands of people will flock to Downtown Detroit on Thursday for the events.


Those heading to and through Downtown Detroit on Wednesday and Thursday should know about these road closures.

Wednesday, November 23

  • Woodward between W. Grand Blvd and Warren to close at 9 a.m.
  • Woodward from Warren to Congress to close at noon.
  • Atwater between Civic Center Drive and Third to close at 3 p.m.
  • Griswold between Fort and Congress to close at 6 p.m.

Thursday, November 24

Motorists may cross Woodward at these intersections until 5 a.m.

Crossover streets are: Warren, Alexandrine, MLK/Mack, Fisher Service Drive, Adams, Park/Witherall, John R/Clifford and Grand River.

Woodward from W. Grand Blvd. to Larned will be closed completely from 5 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

The following streets will close beginning at 5 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24 and reopen after the Turkey Trot at approximately 10 a.m.:

  • W. Jefferson from the Lodge Freeway to Cabacier
  • 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

Also, the southbound Lodge exits at W. Jefferson/Cobo and Larned St. (Exits 1A & 1B) and northbound Lodge exit at W. Jefferson will be closed at 7 a.m. through the end of the Turkey Trot.

DETROIT PEOPLE MOVER                                                                                               

The Detroit People Mover will be free on Thanksgiving Day and operating from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.


As a result of street closures for Thanksgiving Day events, DDOT customers can expect delays beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24 until the end of the parade. Some eastside and westside bus routes will be rerouted.

The following routes will be located on Beaubien between Congress and Lafayette at the Bricktown People Mover Station.

  • 5 Van Dyke/Lafayette
  • 6 Gratiot (Gratiot will be located on Congress)
  • 9 Jefferson
  • 31 Mack
  • 52 Chene
  • 67 Cadillac/Harper

Passengers can transfer by way of the People Mover at no charge (Bricktown Station on Beaubien at Congress and Michigan Station on Cass at Michigan)

These routes will be located at:

  • 3 Grand River will be at Cass on Michigan
  • 4 Woodward will be available at the Rosa Parks Transit Center (Bay 15)
  • 16 Dexter will be available at the Rosa Parks Transit Center (Bay 14)


DDOT will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day for all regular routes at regular fares. For more information, please call DDOT’s Customer Service Office at (313) 933-1300 or go to [].