The city of Detroit is issuing a reminder to parade watchers that scaffolding is prohibited during Thanksgiving events in downtown Detroit.
Violators will receive tickets, and the scaffolding will be removed.
Motorists traveling to downtown Detroit on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and for America’s Thanksgiving Parade on Thursday, Nov. 28 should note the following road closures:
-- Woodward Avenue will have one lane going northbound and one lane going southbound from Amsterdam to Kirby from noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27. This section of Woodward will be closed completely from Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. through Thursday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.
-- There will be intermittent closures on Woodward Avenue from Kirby to Jefferson from 8 p.m. – midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 27.
-- Woodward Avenue from Amsterdam to Jefferson will be shut down beginning at 6 a.m. until the conclusion of the parade on Thursday, Nov. 28.
Cadillac Farmer Lot (1025 Farmer) -- 4:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: $10
Ford Underground Garage (30 East Jefferson Avenue ) -- 4:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fee: $10
Joe Louis Arena (900 W. Jefferson Avenue ) -- 4:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fee: $5
Millennium Garage (423 W. Congress) -- 4:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fee: $5
In addition, the following facilities are recommended for the Detroit Lions game:
Eastern Market Garage (2727 Riopelle) -- 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Fee: $15
Grand Circus Park Garage (1600-01 Woodward Avenue) -- 4:30 a.m. – Close Fee: $20 (Closing two hours after Lions game ends)
Premier Underground Garage (1206-08 Woodward Avenue) -- 24 hours Fee: $10
DDOT's park and ride shuttle service:
Park your vehicles and ride a Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) shuttle bus to America’s Thanksgiving Parade on Thursday, Nov. 28, starting at 7 a.m.
Riding a DDOT shuttle will ease the stress of heavy traffic delays and eliminate costly parking fees.
The bus fare is:
• Adult: $2 each way
• Youth: (18 years and under) - $1 each way
• Children: (under age 5 or 44 inches tall) - Free (limit three, accompanied by an adult)
Discount fares do not apply to shuttle service, and bus drivers cannot provide change. Therefore, riders must insert the exact amount in the farebox. Individuals can board the shuttles at three Park and Ride locations, where parking is free.
• Eastland Mall (Beaconsfield entrance) - Park in the lot between Sections 5 & 8; shuttle arrives downtown at Library between Gratiot and Grand River.
• Fairlane Mall – Park south of DDOT’s loading zone; shuttle arrives downtown at Adams Street at Clifford
• Northland Mall (Greenfield entrance) - Park in Lot G; shuttle arrives downtown at Adams Street at Clifford.