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City of Ann Arbor Construction ​an​d Traffic Controls​​​​​

Depot Street between North Main Street and Fourth Avenue: Wednesday, July 8-Wednesday July 22, 2020. Beginning Wednesday, July 8, 2020, Depot Street from North Main Street to Fourth Avenue will be closed to traffic for DTE's work to relocate a gas main.

Vehicles turning east from southbound North Main Street will be detoured around the closure, using Kingsley Street and Fourth Avenue. Traffic turning east from northbound North Main Street will be detoured around the closure, using Summit ​Street and Fourth Avenue. Westbound Depot Street traffic will be detoured at Fourth Avenue to Summit Street, then back to Main Street.​

During construction, access for pedestrians will be maintained as posted. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.​

Bird Road between Newport Road and Huron River Drive: 7 a.m. Monday, July 6-5 p.m. Friday, August 21. Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 6, Bird Road will be closed to through traffic between Newport Road and Huron River Drive for retaining wall work. Eastbound Bird Road vehicle traffic will be detoured northward on Newport Road to Foster Road, then north on Foster Road to ​West Huron River Drive, and southeast on West Huron River Drive. Westbound Bird Road vehicle traffic will be detoured northwesterly on West Huron River Drive to Foster Road, then south on Foster Road to Newport Road, and east/southeast on Newport Road. Local residences will have access maintained with limited interruption. Vehicular access to the entrance to Bird Hills Nature Area will only be available from West Huron River Drive.​

Broadway Street at Plymouth Road: 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 24-5 p.m. Friday, July 12​, 2020. Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, the southwest end of Broadway Street will be closed to through traffic at the Plymouth Road intersection for road reconstruction. Southwest bound Broadway Street vehicle traffic will be detoured on northeast bound Broadway Street to the​ northeast end of Broadway Street at Plymouth Road, then southwest bound on Plymouth Road. Local businesses will have access maintained with limited interruption. 

Pedestrian traffic will be maintained along Plymouth Road, accessed from the Plymouth Park path at Broadway Street, then southwest bound on the asphalt path on the southeast side of Plymouth Road to the newly constructed sidewalk on Plymouth Road between Broadway Street and Maiden Lane.   ​

East Eisenhower Parkway (Boardwalk Drive to Stone School Road); Packard Street (Anderson Avenue to East Stadium Boulevard); East Stadium Boulevard (South Industrial Highway to Packard Street): Friday, June 19, 2020 – Sunday, June 21, 2020. ​Beginning Friday, June 19 and continuing through Sunday, June 21, 2020, intermittent single lane closures in both directions of travel on East Eisenhower Parkway, Packard Street and East Stadium Boulevard will be in place to perform roadway surface treatments. The contractor will maintain two-way traffic when performing this work and will use flagging operations at times to control traffic access and restrict certain turning movements to and from side streets and driveways. Weather permitting, the contractor expects this work will occur at all locations between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20, and between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, only on East Eisenhower Parkway.​​

Beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, June 12, various streets in downtown Ann Arbor will close to vehicle traffic to facilitate expanded patio services and shopping for restaurants, bars and retail businesses. The closures, per Ann Arbor City Council resolution , will last until 8 p.m. Sunday and will continue every weekend until Aug. 23, 2020.

The closures include:

  • Main Street from William Street to Liberty Street.
  • Main Street from Liberty Street to Washington Street.
  • Washington Street​ from South Ashley to Main Street.
  • Maynard Street from East Liberty Street to East William Street (closure is seven days a week).
  • East Liberty Street from Thompson Street to South State Street. 
  • South State Street from East Washington Street to East William Street.

Closures to begin on Friday, June 19, 2020:

  • Church Street from South University to Willard Street.
  • Detroit Street from East Kingsley Avenue to North Fifth Avenue.​
  • Forest Street alley. ​

Geddes Avenue and North University between Fletcher and Washtenaw/Geddes Avenue between Observatory and Washtenaw​: Friday, June 26– Tuesday, June 30, 2020​. On Friday, June 26, 2020, Geddes Avenue and North University Avenue will close in both directions between Fletcher Street and Washtenaw Avenue with traffic being detoured via Fletcher Street, East Huron Street, and Washtenaw Avenue. Additionally, Geddes Avenue between Observatory Street and Washtenaw Avenue will also close to through traffic with traffic being detoured via Observatory Street and Washtenaw Avenue. Lastly, Church Street at the intersection of North University Avenue and Geddes Avenue will close with traffic detoured via South University Avenue and South Forest Avenue. These closures are due to the city's street resurfacing​ program. 

The contractor will maintain and detour, as required, pedestrian traffic during construction.

West Oakbrook Drive between Ann Arbor-Saline Road and South Main Street: Thursday, May 28-Saturday, June ​20, 2020. Beginning Thursday, May 28, 2020, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction at separate times on either eastbound or westbound West Oakbrook Drive to perform resurfacing and improvement work, which is expected to be complete by Saturday, June 20, 2​020, weather permitting.​

The contractor will detour pedestrian traffic to the opposite side of the street. Work will start on the south side path with pedestrians being detoured to the north side and vice versa once work moves to the north side. 

Barton Drive from M-14 to Pontiac Trail: 7 a.m. Tuesday May 26-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Beginning 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, Barton Drive between M-14 and Pontiac Trail will be closed to through traffic for utility work. A detour for Barton Drive will be implemented utilizing Whitmore Lake Road, Warren Road, Gleaner Hall Road, Pontiac Trail in both westbound and eastbound traffic for the closure between M-14 to Pontiac Trail. Local traffic will be able to use two-lane two-way traffic between M-14 and Brede Place, and one lane of eastbound traffic between Brede Place and Pontiac Trail. As this is eastbound only, traffic approaching homes along Barton Drive will have to use neighborhood streets west of their destination. 

Emergency traffic, as well as mail delivery, package delivery, trash, recycling and compost pickup, will have the same restrictions. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained.​

Washington Street at First Street: Monday, May 18-Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 18, Washington Street at the intersection of First Street will be closed to traffic. Westbound Washington Street traffic will be detoured southbound on Main Street to westbound on Liberty Street to northbound on Third Street back to Washington Street. Eastbound traffic will be detoured southbound on Third Street to eastbound on Liberty​ Street to northbound on Ashley Street back to Washington Street. Local traffic will be maintained between Third and First streets and between First and Main streets.

Pedestrian through-traffic will always be maintained on one side of the street.​

North Ashley between Miller and West Kingsley: 7 a.m. Monday, May 11-5 p.m., Friday, June 19. ​Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 11,  Southbound North Ashley Street will be closed to traffic for utility work. Vehicles will be detoured to westbound West Kingsley Street, then southbound North First Street, then eastbound Miller Avenue, back to North Ashley Street.

Northbound traffic on North Ashley Street will be maintained. Emergency vehicles will need to​ follow detour. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on both sides of the road.​

Fuller Street from the Fuller/Glen Avenue/Fuller Road intersection to Glen Court: Tuesday, May 5–Friday, Aug. 21. Beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, Fuller/Depot Street vehicle traffic​ will be detoured southbound on North Main Street to Huron Street, then eastbound on Huron Street to Glen Avenue, then northbound on Glen Avenue back to Fuller Road. Traffic travelling along Fuller Road into town will follow the same detour route travelling in the opposite direction. Access to the University of Michigan Glen Avenue Parking Structure, as well as the residential housing units along Glen Court, will be maintained to Fuller Street. Glen Court traffic will be able to enter and exit from west of the project area. Pedestrian traffic along the southerly side of Fuller Street will be maintained. Access along Depot Street will be maintained to all businesses, Wheeler Park and the Amtrak Station. ​

First Street between Huron and William: Friday, May 1-September, 2020. Beginning on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, southbound ​First street will be closed to traffic between Huron and William as part of the DD​A's First and Ashley Imp​rovements Project. 

Southbound traffic will be detoured eastbound on Huron Street to southbound on Fourth Avenue, westbound on William Street to First Street. Pedestrian through-traffic will be maintained on one side of the street at all times.  ​​

South University Avenue, between South State Street and East University Avenue: Beginning Monday, April 27, 2020. Until further notice, South University Avenue will closed ​to traffic in the eastbound and westbound directions between South State Street and East University Avenue for utility and street improvements. During this closure, the contractor will detour traffic via South State Street, Hill Street and Church Street.

The contractor will maintain pedestrian traffic during construction.

Catherine Street, between ​Zina Pitcher Place and Glen Avenue: Thursday, March 5-Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Beginning 7 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, two lanes of westbound traffic will be maintained through the construction zone. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the south side of Catherine Street, and the crosswalk on Catherine Street at Zina Pitcher Place will remain open for access to the Buhl Research Center and the Taubman Health Sciences Library.​ Barton Malow, on behalf of the University of Michigan, will be occupying the northern westbound lane of Catherine Street from Zina Pitcher Place to approximately 350 feet west of Zina Pitcher Place in order to perform reconstruction on university-owned underground facilities. ​​

Huron Street, between Main Street and Division: Monday, March 9-Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The Huron Streetscape Improvement Project will resume on the north side of Huron Street from Main Street to Fifth Avenue. This work includes new street trees, street lights, enhanced crosswalks and other streetscape amenities. 

Beginning Monday, March 9, westbound traffic will be narrowed to one lane from Division Street to Main Street. Pedestrian through-traffic will be maintained on one side of the street at all times. Pedestrian access into businesses will be maintained with the use of temporary surfaces (e.g., rubber mats).​​

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

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​Additional 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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