M1 Rail construction has turned Woodward Avenue into a goat path, but don't worry: America's Thanksgiving Parade is ON (and possibly more entertaining than ever.) The display will travel its usual path down Woodward (from Kirby to Congress), but the floats and hoards of nightmarish clowns will be forced to squeeze through narrower "pinch points" to avoid construction zones in Midtown. It gets easier downtown, where construction will be almost entirely complete by parade day. This year's celebrity guests include Big Sean, Nicole Curtis, and Vanilla Ice (seriously).
· Woodward Avenue to re-open Downtown by Thanksgiving [MLive]