Right-of-Way and Lane Closure Permits

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​A right-of-way permit (PDF) is required to do construction work in the public right-of-way, including public sidewalks.  Permit applications may be submitted at customer service desk on the 1st floor of Larcom City Hall located at 301 E. Huron Street

If work in the right-of-way will interfere with traffic, a lane closure application must be submitted at least 72 hours in advance to Engineering. ​​

Lane closure permits

Lane closure applications help assure that proper work zone safety procedures are followed when working in the right-of-way. All proposed work zone traffic control plans must conform to the Michigan Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MMUTCD) Part VI, Construction and Maintenance. Copies of the MMUTCD Part VI are available from Engineering.

Lane closure applications must include​:

  • Date and Times of Work
  • Location and Type of Work
  • Description of Traffic Control necessary detours
  • Applicant's Name, Address and Phone Number (24-hour emergency contact)
  • Right-of-Way Permit Number

To use eTRAKiT for a lane closure application, follow these steps:

  1. Acquire a PIN (password) from Customer Service.
  2. Login to eTRAKiT and apply for the permit.
  3. Work with the City Staff to complete the application and pay for the permit.
  4. Print the issued permit and display a copy on site at all times. 
There are also step-by-​step instructions (PDF) for those who might be new to the permitting system. 

Lane closures are typically required when a contractor must cut into the street. Cutting into the street is often necessary when making underground utility repairs. When cuts are needed, the contractor must make arrangements with the right-of-way/street cut inspectors for approval of their work.​

​Chris Rachwal 
301 E. Huron St., 4th Floor
Ann Arbor, MI
Cell: 734,812.7932
Fax: 734.996.3293