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Division Street: Monday, Oct. 13 - Saturday, Oct. 25. Traffic controls will be in place on Division Street from Packard Street to Jefferson Street from Monday, Oct. 13 through Friday, Oct. 24​, 2014. ​The roadway will be completely closed to northbound traffic at the intersection with Packard Street.  Northbound traffic will be detoured on Packard Street eastbound to State Street, northbound to William Street and westbound back to Division Street. Local traffic will be permitted access to affected properties. The pedestrian traffic on the sidewalks will be detoured around the construction area. ​Please see the detour m​ap (PDF) for alternative routes. ​

South State Street: Saturday, Oct. 25 - Friday, Oct. 31. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, South State Street will be intermittently reduced to one lane. During this time, northbound and southbound traffic will be controlled by traffic flagging, and alternately allowed through the construction area. No work will be performed​ on Sunday, Oct. 26, and South State Street will be open to two-way traffic on that day. This traffic control plan is expected to resume on Monday, Oct. 27, and remain in place until Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at which time the roadway is scheduled to be fully reopened to two-way traffic, weather permitting. ​

Arlington Boulevard: Wednesday, Oct. 15 - Friday, Oct. 31. Arlington Boulevard will be closed to through traffic in both directions between Heather Way and Aberdeen Drive for construction of a small segment of new sanitary sewer. During this time, traffic will be detoured around the construction z​one using Devonshire Road, Londonderry Road, and Hawthorn Road. This closure is expected to remain in place until Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at which time the roadway will be reopened to traffic, weather permitting.​ Please see the detou​r map (PDF) for alternative routes. 

South Ashley: Monday, Oct. 27 - Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. The roadway will be completely closed to northbound traffic at the intersection with Jefferson Street all the way to William Street for railway work​.  Northbound traffic will be detoured on Jefferson Street eastbound to Main Street, northbound to William Street and westbound back to Ashley Street. Local traffic will be permitted access to affected properties. The pedestrian traffic on the sidewalks will be detoured around the construction area. The roadway is tentatively scheduled to reopen to traffic by Nov. 1, 2014.​

North University: Tuesday, Nov. 4 - Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, North University Avenue will be closed to through traffic in the eastbound direction between South Thayer Street and Fletcher Street as part of the City of Ann Arbor's 2014 Sewer Lining project. During this time, eastbound traffic will be detoured around the work zone using South Thayer Street, East Washington Street and Fletcher Street. This closure is expected to remain in place until Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at which time the street will be reopened to traffic. Westbound traffic on North University Avenue will be maintained throughout this period. ​Please see the detour ​map (PDF) for alternative routes. 

Stone School Road: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 9 a.m. - Nov. 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. 

Pontiac Trail: Wednesday, June 18 - Friday, Nov. 7, 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. ​​​​

Ashley: Tuesday, July 22  - Dec. 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

Church Street: 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 St. (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. 

Thompson Street: Monday, March 3, 2014 - May 31, 2015. Temporary traffic control plan to be in place for Southbound Thompson 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. 

Thompson Street: ​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 will 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.

​Chapin Street: Tuesday, Oct. 14-Tu​​esday, Oct. 21. 

Starting the week of October 13, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is announcing that Chapin Street at Huron Street will be under construction for storm sewer repairs until ​the following week, October 21.. Chapin will be closed to through traffic. Local access will be maintained via Miller Avenue. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained along Chapin.​​

MDOT Update: I-94 BL (Huron St.), NOTICE

The previously scheduled closure of Chapin Street to through traffic, between Miller Avenue ​and Huron Street, has been delayed.  This delay is a result of unforeseen field conditions.  The closure is expected to be implemented during the week of Oct. 13.

During the closure period, access to properties within the closure limits will be maintained via Miller Ave.  No access from Huron Street onto Chapin Street will be permitted.​

Monday, June 16 - F​​urther Notice. Carpenter Road between Packard Road and Washtenaw Avenue (M-17​​) wi​ll be restricted 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.

Update: The Contractor for the Carpenter Road Improvements project is scheduled to begin paving the left turn lane and outside northbound lane (middle of the roadway) on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. The paving will begin on the north end of the project near the Washtenaw Ave intersection and work south to the Packard Road intersection. Paving operations will limit driveway access to the east side of the roadway while the concrete pavement is being placed. Paving is expected to continue for the left turn lane and outside northbound lane (middle of the roadway) until the end of the week, weather dependent. After which, the Contractor will begin the paving of the concrete curb & gutter, driveways, and sidewalk.

​The project is currently in Stage 2 as the Contractor continues to reconstruct the east side of the road. Lane closures remain the same for the project and 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. ​

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 Busin​​​ess 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

Oct. 24, 2014, Update from MDOT:

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Huron Street between Main and Chapin streets, MDOT work will take place to complete the asphalt paving (top course). During that time, Huron Street will be closed to traffic, and the side street intersections at Huron Street will also be intermittently closed. Delays in the area should be expected. Please seek an alternate route if possible.

Oct. 20, 2014, Update from MDOT:

MDOT milling and paving on I-94 BL Huron/Jackson will cause detours and major delays this week in downtown Ann Arbor. Beginning the morning of Tuesday, October 21, the Huron/Main Street intersection will be completely closed with traffic detoured at approaching intersections. Work is expecte​d to be completed the evening of October 23.

Closure of westbound Huron Street, between Ashley and Chapin, will remain in pl​ace through the end of the workday on Wednesday, October 22.

Sept. 9, 2014, Update from MDOT: 

The next phase of the I-94 BL/Jackson Avenue project is expected to start Tuesday, Sept. 9. The section stretches from just east of Maple Road to just west of Dexter Road. Only one lane of eastbound traffic will be maintained in the construction zone. 

Westbound traffic will be detoured using Ashley Avenue, Miller Road and Maple Road. ​Please see this deto​ur map (PDF) for alternative routes. ​

Monday, Oct. 27, and Tuesday, Oct. 28, 20​​14. 

Beginning in the mid-morning hours Monday, Oct. 27, Newport Road will be closed from the county/city limits to Bird Road as Washtenaw County Road Commission begins the surface removal (milling). Local and school traffic will be maintained. On Tuesday, Oct. 28, crews will again be working on Newport Road, closing the roadway between Maple and Bird. Motorists should expect delays and seek an alternate route if possible.

Special Eve​​nts​​​​​​​​​

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.​

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.

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