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facebook_road_lane_closure_photograph.jpgCity of Ann Arbor Construction and Traffic Controls​​

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.

Update​: Pontiac Trail will continue be closed to through traffic. The detour route for both northbound and southbound traffic will utilize Nixon Road.  At the launch of this detour, the intersection of Nixon at Green / Dhu Varren had been placed under two way stop control.

While the traffic pattern change had its intended effect and helped ease traffic congestion due to the detour, the four-way stop at Dhu Varren/Green – Nixon intersection will be reinstalled after 9:30 am on Monday, June 30, 2014 because of ongoing ​concerns.

Advanced warning signs will be placed on all four sides of the intersection. Message boards will be installed communicating the changes as well.

The Ann Arbor Police will be asked to be present at the reinstallation and asked to monitor the intersection during the morning and evening peaks.

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. ​

Tuesday, July 22 - Wednesday, December 31​​, 2014. Traffic on North Ashley Street from Huron to West Ann will be reduced to one lane of traffic for new building construction. Signs will posted between Huron and Washington to notify drivers of the closure. ​

​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.​

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

Monday, June 16 - F​​urther Notice. Carpenter Road between Packard Road and Washtenaw Avenue (M-17) will 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 ;
  • 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

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

Stage 2B, Scheduled to Begin Wednesday, July 23, 2014: Work activities involve reconstructing the pavement on east side of Ann Arbor-Saline Road within the above limits, and will require closing the Eisenhower Parkway intersection to all westbound traffic. Construction of the pedestrian and bicycling facility improvements on the bridge over I-94 will continue during this stage. Temporary Construction Traffic Control Plan:The Stage 2B closure of the Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Eisenhower Parkway intersection will detour local westbound Eisenhower Parkway traffic onto Northbrook Place and Oakbrook Drive. Ongoing project work will keep closed the southbound lanes of Ann Arbor-Saline Road between the eastbound I-94 ramps and the Northbrook Drive/Oakbrook Drive intersection. Southbound traffic will continue using the signed detour in place directing motorists to Main Street, Eisenhower Parkway, State Street, Ellsworth Road, Lohr Road, and Oak Valley Drive. Additionally, the northbound lanes of Ann Arbor-Saline Road will remain closed between the eastbound I-94 ramps and Eisenhower Parkway. The current detour for this closure will also continue with northbound traffic being directed to use eastbound I-94, State Street, Eisenhower Parkway, and Main Street. Please see the Stag​e 2B map for details (JPEG).

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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. ​

The Ann Arbor-Saline Road Improvements project is scheduled to begin Stage 2 of the project after 9am on Friday June 6, 2014. The work area during this stage will be focused on the bridge over I-94 and the roadway between the eastbound ramps and Eisenhower Parkway. During Stage 2 of the project, the southbound lanes of Ann Arbor-Saline Road between the Northbrook Drive/Oakbrook Drive intersection and I-94 will remain closed. Southbound traffic will continue to use the signed detour route of Main Street, Eisenhower Parkway, State Street, Ellsworth Road, Lohr Road, and Oak Valley Drive. The northbound lanes of Ann Arbor-Saline Road will now also be closed between the eastbound I-94 on ramp and Eisenhower Parkway. The posted detour for northbound Ann Arbor-Saline Road will be to use the signed detour route of eastbound I-94, State Street, Eisenhower Parkway, and Main Street. 

Additionally, the middle portion of the Waters Road/Lohr Road and Ann Arbor-Saline Road intersection will be closed. Westbound Lohr Road traffic must turn northbound on Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Eastbound Waters Road traffic must turn southbound on Ann Arbor-Saline Road.​

Please the see detour map​ (JPEG) for alternative routes. 

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​​​​​​​​​

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​

Tuesday, July 15 at 7 a.m. through Noon on Sunday, July 20, 2014. The following streets will be closed for the Ann Arbor Art Fair special event:
  • S. Main Street from William to Huron​
  • Liberty Street from S. Ashley to S. State Street
  • Maynard from Liberty to E. Jefferson Street
  • E. William from Thompson to S. State Street
  • E. Jefferson Street from Thompson to Maynard Street
  • S. State Street from E. Washington to E. Madison Street
  • E. Washington Street from S. State to Fletcher Street
  • S. Thayer Street from E. Washington to N. University Avenue
  • N. University Avenue from S. State Street to Fletcher Street
  • S. University Avenue from S. State Street to S. Forest Avenue
  • E. University Avenue from S. University to Willard Street
  • Church Street from S. University Avenue to Willard Street

map (PDF) is also available.

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.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 6 a.m. to Midnight. The following street will be closed to stage the National Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee (NJATC) Opening Ceremony Dinner special event:

  • E. Washington Street between Fletcher​ and Thaye​r 

Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. The following streets will be closed for the Electric Bolt 8K Run/Walk special event:

  • Wall and Canal Streets at maiden Lane Court
  • Longshore Drive to the Argo Park Entrance
  • Longshore Drive at Argo Drive
  • Longshore Drive at Indianola
  • Longshore Drive at Amherst
  • East Summit from Broadway to North Fifth Avenue
  • North Fifth Avenue from Depot to the south boundary of Wheeler Park

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. The following street will be closed for the National Training Institute Block Party special event:

  • S. Main Street between William and Liberty.​

Friday, August 1, 2014 from Noon to Midnight. The following streets will be closed for the Beats and Cleats special event:

  • ​South Main from East ​William to Huron
  • East and West Liberty from South Ashley to South Fourth
  • East and West Washington from South Ashley to the alley before the parking structure, leaving it fully accessible. 

Monday, August 11, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The following streets will be closed for the United Association Block Party and the Plumbers & Pipefitters 5K special events.

Block Party:

  • S. Main Street between William and Huron
  • Liberty and Washington Streets between S. Ashley and S. Fourth Avenue
5K:​
  • Extend Liberty closure from Main to State Street
  • State Street between North University and Washington
  • North University - northern/west bound lanes​
  • Washington Street - southern/east bound lanes

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.)

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