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Road or Lane Closures in Ann Arbor

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The following road and/or lane closures are planned in the City of Ann Arbor due to a community event or a scheduled construction project. Please see the details below, and plan your commute accordingly.

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City of Ann Arbor Construction and Traffic Controls

Temporary Traffic Control Plan for W. Washington from First Street to Fourth Avenue beginning Monday, April, 21 until June 6, 2014. 

During the daytime work hours, traffic will be maintained with the use of flaggers and/or block-by-block detours.  Traffic will be restored to two-way each evening.  Toward the end of the project, there will be two separate days of paving. During paving days, W. Washington will be closed and vehicles will be detoured using Liberty and/or Huron.

  • ​Parking will be restricted (with meter bags) intermittently as needed during the construction.
  • Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on at least one side of the street during this project.
  • To maintain the safety of all, please reduce speeds and drive cautiously through work zones.​

Temporary Traffic Control Plan to be in place for Southbound Thomp​son Street from Jefferson to Packard Monday, March 3, 2014 - May 31, 2015. 

The University of Michigan will be performing utility work in the roadway for the construction of the Munger Graduate Housing project. This will include excavation in the roadway and sidewalk. The roadway will be completely closed to southbound traffic between Richard Kennedy Drive and Madison Street. Southbound traffic will be detoured at Jefferson westbound to Fifth Avenue, southbound to Packard Street and south-east bound back to Thompson Street. Northbound traffic will be maintained and pedestrian traffic will be detoured around the construction area. The roadway is tentatively scheduled to reopen to traffic by May 31, 2015. Please see the detour map​ (PDF) for alternative routes. 

Temporary Traffic Control Plan to be in place for  E. Madison from Thompson to S. State Street​​ Monday, March 10, 2014 - Tuesday, May 6, 2014. 

The University of Michigan will be performing utility work in the roadway for the construction of the Munger Graduate Housing project which will include excavation in the roadway and sidewalk. The roadway will be completely closed to all traffic between Thompson Street and S. State Street. Eastbound traffic will be detoured at Hill Street westbound to northbound Division and back to Madison. Westbound Madison will be detoured S. State Street to westbound William Street to S. Fifth Ave and back to Madison. Pedestrian traffic will be detoured around the construction area. Please see the detour ​map​ (PDF) for alternative routes. 

Temporary Traffic Control Plan to be in place for South Main Street between Packard and Madison on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The Ann Arbor Rail Road will be performing track work in the roadway for the construction of new rails on Main Street. This will include removing old and installing new rails.​ The roadway will be completely closed to all traffic between Madison Street and Packard Street. Northbound traffic will be detoured east on E. Madison Street, north on Fourth Ave, northwest on Packard Street and back to South Main Street. Southbound traffic will be detoured east on Packard Street, south on Fourth Ave, west on E. Madison and back to South Main Street. Pedestrian traffic will be detoured around the construction area. Please see the detour map​ (PDF) for alternative routes. ​ 


​​Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)​

Spring - Fall 2014 MDOT I-94 Business Loop Improv​ements

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will make improvements to the I-94 Business Loop (BL) (Jackson Avenue/Huron Street) between I-94 and Main Street in Ann Arbor. The project includes:

  • Resurfacing 2.4 miles of pavement ;
  • Reconstructing ramps at the I-94 interchange;
  • Upgrading curbs, gutters and sidewalk ramps;
  • Making drainage improvements; and​
  • Upgrading signals.

Once construction is complete, a section of I-94 BL will be restriped from Maple Road to Dexter Road, from four lanes to three.​ Complete project information is available and MDOT's project webpage

Monday, April 21, 2014 Until Further Notice (Washtenaw County Road Commission​) ​

Effective Monday, April 21, Ann Arbor-Saline Road will begin to see closures and lane restrictions for road construction between Oak Valley Drive and Eisenhower Parkway.  

Stage 1 of the project will close the southbound lanes of Ann Arbor-Saline Road between Eisenhower Parkway and the eastbound I-94 exit ramp. During the closure of the southbound lanes, a signed detour will be in place directing motorists​ to use Main Street, Eisenhower Parkway, State Street​, Ellsworth Road, Lohr Road, and Oak Valley Drive. Additionally, the Waters Road approach to the Ann Arbor-Saline Road intersection will be closed and a signed detour will be in place directing motorist to use Oak Valley Drive. Lastly, the Brookfield Drive approach to the Ann Arbor-Saline Road intersection will be closed and a signed detour will be in place directing motorist to use Northbrook Drive. 

Please reduce speeds and drive cautiously through the work zone in order to maintain the ​safety of the road crews and the traveling public.​ 


Effective 8:00 AM Monday, March​ 31​, 2014 weight restrictions will be imposed and enforced on all state trunk line highways from the Michigan/Indiana & Ohio line north to and including the Mackinac Bridge. State trunk line highways typically carry M, I, or US designations.

Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling 1-800-787-8960. For companies located in Canada or New Jersey, information may be obtained by calling 517-373-6256. Please visit MDOT news a​nd inf​ormation page for more details. ​

Special Events​​​​​

Monday, May 5, 2014, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. The following streets will be closed for the Cinco de Mayo special event:

  • Liberty Street between Thompson and Division

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The following streets will be closed for the Live on Washington special event:

  • ​Washington Street between Fifth Avenue and Division

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The following streets will be closed for the Taste of Ann Arbor and ​Taste of Ann Arbor Beer Garden special event:

  • ​E. Washington Street from S. Main to the alley
  • S. Main Street from Washington Street to William
  • Liberty Street from S. Ashley to S. Fourth Avenue

Friday, June 13, 2014, 3 p.m. to Midnight. The following streets will be closed for 14th Annual Mayor's Green​ Fair special event:

  • South Main Street from William Street to Huron Street (to re-open at 11 p.m.)
  • Liberty Street from South Ashley Street to South Fourth Avenue
  • Washington Street from South Ashley Street to South Fourth Avenue (except for traffic entering or exiting the Washington Street parking structure)​​

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 6 a.m. to 3 a.m.​ on Friday, June 20, 2014. The following streets​ will be closed for the University of Michigan Health System Office of Medical Development's The Event on Main special event:

  • ​South Main Street between William and Liberty

If you are interested in hosting a special event in the City of Ann Arbor, please see the event applications and details.​


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(Unless otherwise noted, special events listed are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Ann Arbor.)



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