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Monday, September 8 - Friday, September ​12. Fuller Street will be closed to westbound traffic between North State Stre​et and Glen Avenue while eastbound traffic will be maintained for utility work in the roadway for the University of Michigan School of Nursing project​. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the south side of Fuller Street. ​Please see the det​our map​ (PDF) for alternative routes. 

Monday, August 25 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday, September 4​. Eighth Street between West Washington and West Liberty will be completely closed to all traffic for removal and replacement of two sanitary sewer manholes and approximately 60 feet of sewer pipe​. ​Please see the det​our map​ (PDF) for alternative routes. 

Tuesday, September 2 9 a.m. - November 12, 2014. The city will maintain one lane of traffic northbound along Stone School Road between I-94 and Ellsworth Road. Access to all driveways and intersecting streets will be maintained at all times. Southbound traffic will be detoured as shown on the attached map. This traffic control is necessary for Phase I of the Stone School Roadway Improvement Project​ which will see the replacement of water main and the cleaning​ and re-grading of the existing drainage ditch that runs between Stone School Road and Mallett's Creek. ​Upon completion of the water main replacement in November, the roadway will be reopened to two-way traffic.​ Please see the detour map (PDF) for alternative routes southbound. 

Wednesday, June 18​ - Friday, October 31, 2014. Pontiac Trail to be closed to through traffic between Skydale Drive and the bridge over M14/US23 for road construction and utility work.  

During this time the southbound traffic will be intercepted at the intersection of Nixon Road and Pontiac Trail and will be routed south on Nixon Road to Plymouth Road. In addition, northbound traffic will be intercepted at the intersection of Plymouth Road, Moore Street, Broadway Street and M​aiden Lane and will be directed westbound on Plymouth Road to Nixon Road.​

To preserve the safety of all, please reduce speeds and drive cautiously through work zones.

Access to all driveways will be maintained during the construction. Please see the detour map​ (PDF) for alternative routes. ​​

​Wednesday, June 18 - Friday, A​ugust 22, 2014. Temporary traffic control plan to be in place on Newport Road from Sunset Road to Bird Road. The road will be repaved to provide a smoother driving service and to extend the life of the road. Traffic will be maintained in both directions for most of the project with flaggers directing drivers around newly placed asphalt using side streets as necessary. This project also includes the construction of a sidewalk on the west side of Newport from Wines Elementary to Riverwood​ Drive.​

Tuesday, July 22 - December 31, 2014. Temporary traffic controls will be in place for Ashley from Huron Street to Ann Street, reducing traffic to one lane. The east lane of Ashley will be closed​ for construction taking place at the corner of Huron and Ashley

Monday, June 16 - July 1, 2015. Temporary traffic control plan will close Church Street to northbound traffic from Hill Street to South University Avenue for construction work. 

The 624 Church Street (Pizza House Apartments) project will be placing a crane and performing utility work on​ the west half of the roadway. 

​The roadway will be closed to northbound traffic between Hill Street and South University Avenue. Northbound traffic will be detoured at Hill Street westbound to northbound East University Avenue to South University Avenue and eastbound back to Church Street. Southbound traffic will be maintained and access to local traffic allowed between Willard and Hill. Pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the east sidewalk around the construction area. ​Please see the detour map (PDF) for alternative routes. 

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

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. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - Friday, May 1, 2015. Temporary traffic​ control plan to be in​ place for Thompson Street from Richard Kennedy Drive to Madison.

The University of Michigan wil​l be performing restoration on West Quad Housing project. The roadway will be completely closed to southbound and northbound traffic between 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 detoured to westbound Packard Street to northbound S. Division and then to eastbound Jefferson. The pedestrian traffic on the sidewalks will be detoured around the construction area. The roadway is tentatively scheduled to reopen to traffic by May 1, 2015.​ Please see the deto​ur map (PDF) for alternative routes. 

​​Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Washtenaw County Road Commission (WC​RC)​ Projects

Please note: To stay informed of projects managed by entities other than the City of Ann Arbor, please subscribe directly to receive MDOT updates (follow the link and click the envelope on the left of the page) and consult the WCRC website.

Monday, June 16 - F​​urther Notice. Carpenter Road between Packard Road and Washtenaw Avenue (M-17) wi​ll be restrict to one lane of traffic in each direction during stage one of construction (WCRC). 

The Carpenter Road Improvements project is scheduled to begin Monday, June 16, 2014. The project limits are between Packard Road and Washtenaw Avenue (M-17). The scope of the improvements consists of reconstructing the existing pavement, filling sidewalk gaps, construction of a midblock pedestrian crossing, and bike lanes on both sides of the roadway. This work will also be coordinated with a DTE Community Lighting project being constructed on behalf of Pittsfield Township. The project is scheduled to be re-opened to traffic in November of 2014.

Stage 1 of the project will reconstruct the west side of the road. One lane for each direction will be maintained for the duration of the project. Left turns within the project limits will be prohibited. Access to properties within the project limits will be maintained during construction as businesses will remain open. The traffic shift and lane closures are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. An alternate route will be posted advising traffic to use Packard Road, Golfside Road, and Washtenaw Avenue. Additionally, Central will be closed at the Carpenter Road intersection and Crystal will be closed at the Washtenaw Avenue intersection for the duration of the project.

July 15, update: The Contractor for the Carpenter Road Improvements project is scheduled to close additional lanes on Carpenter Road and Hogback Road at the Washtenaw Avenue (M-17) intersection on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. The project is currently in Stage 1 as the Contractor continues to reconstruct the west side of the road. Lane closures remain on Packard Road at the Carpenter Road intersection to facilitate the reconstruction of the pavement within the intersection. Also, Central at Carpenter Road and Crystal at Washtenaw Ave remain closed for the duration of the project. One lane for each direction on Carpenter Road and Packard Road are being maintained for the duration of the project. Access to properties within the project limits are being maintained as businesses remain open.

The posted alternate route for traffic to use is Packard Road, Golfside Road, and Washtenaw Avenue​. Please reduce speeds and drive cautiously through the work zone in order to maintain the safety of the road crews and the traveling public. The Road Commission thanks you in advance for your patience as these improvements are completed.

Please contact Matt MacDonell, WCRC Assistant Director of Engineering, at 734.327.6688 or macdonellm@wcroads.org if you have questions or concerns on this project.​

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

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will m​ake 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 ;
  • Reconst​ructing 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

Ann Arbor-Saline Road Construction, Monday, April 21, 2014 Until Further Notice (WCRC​) ​​

The Contractor is scheduled to re-open Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Eisenhower Parkway to traffic and move into Stage 3 of the project by the end of the day Wednesday August 27th. All lanes on Ann Arbor-Saline Road north of the bridge over I-94 will be open to traffic including the Eisenhower Parkway intersection. All the Ann Arbor-Saline Road freeway entrance and exit ramps to I-94 will also be open to traffic.

During Stage 3 of the project, the Contractor will complete the east side of Ann Arbor-Saline Road south of I-94 and the remaining portion of the northbound Ann Arbor-Saline Road entrance ramp to eastbound I-94 (which will remain open). One lane in each direction will be maintained on Ann Arbor-Saline Road between Oak Valley Drive and I-94. However, Lohr Road will be closed at the Ann Arbor-Saline Road intersection and a detour using Oak Valley Drive will be signed. Stage 3 will likely be completed by October depending on weather.

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

Please contact Matt MacDonell, WCRC Assistant Director of Engineering, at 734.327.6688 or macdonellm@wcroads.org if you have questions or concerns on this project.​

Special Events​​​​​​​​​

2014 University of Michigan Stadium Events Main Street Closures (and parking restrictions) will be in place: Aug. 2 (ICC Soccer event), Aug. 30, Sept. 13, Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 18 (Slippery Rock vs. Mercyhurst), Nov. 1 and Nov. 22.

Sonic Lunch special event will close Liberty Street between South Fifth and Division Street from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following days:
  • Thursday, July 10, 2014
  • Thursday, July 31, 2014
  • ​Thursday, August 21, 2014​​​​​
Thursday, August 28 at 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014. The following streets will have traffic ​patterns altered, parking meters bagged or parking allowed​ for the University of Michigan Student move in:​
  • Thompson - one way northbound from Packard to East Madison
  • Madison - one way eastbound from Thompson to South State
  • Observatory - one way southbound from East Ann to Geddes - meters bagged
  • East Washington - one way westbound from Fletcher to South State
  • Maynard - from Jefferson to East William - meters bagged
  • East University between Hill and Willard - meters bagged
  • Church Street between Hill and Willard - meters bagged
  • North University Court - meters bagged
  • Oxford - parking reserved for move-in from Hill to Geddes
  • Washington Heights - closed from Observatory to E. Medical Center Drive
  • East Ann - one ​way eastbound from Zina Pitcher Place to Observa​tory
The City Council will also prohibit all peddling and soliciting activities within a one block area of these streets from August 27 through August 29. Please consult this map​ (PDF) for an overview of which roads are affected. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The following streets will be closed for the Dancing in the Streets special event:

  • South Main Street between Huron and Liberty
  • Washington Street between South Ashley and South Fourth Avenue.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The following street will be closed for the Barracuda Networks BBQ special event:
  • Maynard Street from Liberty to the entrance of the Maynard Street Parking structure. 

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

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

Additi​onal resources:

State of Michigan Department of Transportation online resource: View a map of local and statewide maintenance, construction, lane closures and restrictions.