Ferndale prepares for 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise with road closures
5:49 PM, Aug 14, 2018
8:32 PM, Aug 14, 2018
FERNDALE, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Woodward Dream cruise is just around the corner. Preps are being made as we speak.
“I grew up here. I like watching it grow. I like watching what it has become,” said Carlos Kennedy, the director of Ferndale’s Public Works.
He says they are busy getting the city ready for everyone to have a fun experience at the Woodward Dream Cruise.
“Start street sweeping, cleaning up the sidewalks, Oakland County Road Commission is on site all day today helping us with road maintenance on Woodward.”
Parts of 9 Mile Road will start closing by Thursday morning as they get ready for car shows and live entertainment.
“Be safe and have a good time, enjoy the activity.”
Here are the list of activities and road closures from the city of Ferndale:
2018 WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE
CITY OF FERNDALE STREET CLOSURE SCHEDULE
EAST NINE MILE RD: FORD MOTOR CO., EMERGENCY VEHICLE SHOW (FRIDAY) & MUSTANG ALLEY (SATURDAY)
1) CLOSURE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 @ 7:00 AM, WOODWARD TO BERMUDA
2) CLOSURE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 @ 8:00 AM, WOODWARD TO LELAND
3) CLOSURE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 @ 3:00 AM, WOODWARD TO HILTON
4) REOPEN: SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 BY 2:00 AM.
WEST NINE MILE RD: ROCK’N LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, VENDORS & CLASSIC CAR SHOWS (THRU, FRI & SAT)
1) CLOSURE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 @ 7:00 AM, WOODWARD TO ALLEN
2) CLOSURE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 @ 7:00 AM, WOODWARD TO PLANAVON
3) REOPEN: SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 BY 2:00 AM.
The City of Ferndale’s annual Woodward Dream Cruise event, August 16–18, brings traditional favorites back for another year plus live rock’n entertainment and some new automotive features.
Shake, rattle and roll with live performances on West Nine Mile Road during all three days of the celebration:
The Rock’n Live Entertainment Stage, sponsored by Search Optics, will feature performances by American Band, City Beat, The Favorites, Crewsade, Full Tilt, Lookin’ Back (a Bob Seger tribute band), Rich Satterfield, Shout! (a Beatles tribute band), and the Ferndale Community Concert Band.
On Thursday, August 16, on West Nine Mile:
Classics & Cruis’n Legends Vehicle Show exhibiting cars and trucks from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
On Friday, August 17, on East Nine Mile:
18th Ferndale Emergency Vehicle Show showcasing a variety of ambulance, fire, and police vehicles from 1:00 pm to 8:00 p.m.
Official Woodward Dream Cruise Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 5:00 pm, followed by the Lights and Sirens Cruise at 5:30 p.m.
Also, free aerial rides on the Ferndale Fire apparatus truck and an exhibit featuring 100 Years of the Ferndale Fire & Police Departments provided by the Ferndale Historical Society.
On Friday, August 17, on West Nine Mile:
The Professional Car Society Car Show fleet of hearse, limousine, ambulance, and flower car enthusiasts to further the cause of preservation, maintenance, and restoration of professional vehicles from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm; and Gateway Classic Car Show featuring high-quality fine classic cars beginning at 10:00 am – 9:00 pm.
On Saturday, August 18, East & West Nine Mile:
20th Annual Mustang Alley Show with more than 800 Ford Mustang ponies, and earning itself as the largest car show exhibit of the Woodward Dream Cruise.