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

facebook_road_lane_closure_photograph.jpgFourth Avenue from Huron to Washington: Thursday, Oct. 24 - Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. On Oct. 24 & 25, Fourth Avenue will be closed to all traffic between Huron and Washington. Southbound vehicles will be detoured eastbound on Huron t​o southbound on Fifth Avenue, westbound on Washington to southbound on South Fourth Avenue. Northbound traffic will be detoured westbound on Washington Street, northbound on Main Street, eastbound on Huron Street to northbound on North Fourth Avenue.

Pedestrian through traffic will be maintained on one side of the street at all times.  ​

Main Street from Packard to William: Monday, Oct. 21 - Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. Beginning on Monday. Oct. 21, northbound Main Street from Packard to William will be closed to traffic for utility work. Northbound vehicles will be detoured eastboun​d on Packard, to northbound on Fourth Avenue, to westbound on Liberty to Main Street. 

Pedestrian thru-traffic will be maintained on one side of the street at all times. 

William Street from Ashley to Mai​n Street: Wednesday, Oct. 16-Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 16, William Street between Ashley and North Main will be closed to all traffic for utility work​. Additional, westbound lanes of William from First to Division will be closed.

​Eastbound traffic will be detoured northbound on Ashley Street to eastbound on Liberty Street to southbound on 4th Avenue to William Street. Westbound traffic will be detoured northbound on Division Street to westbound on Liberty Street to southbound on First Street to William​ Street. 

Pedestrian through traffic will be maintained on one side of the street at all times.  ​

West Summit Street from Brooks to North Main: Tuesday, Oct. 15-Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, West Summit Street will close to through traffic in both directions between Brooks Street and North Main Street for road resurfacing work. During this closure, a detour will be in place directing traffic to use North Main Street, Miller Avenue and Brooks Street. The contractor will maintain local traffic to allow access to properties on West Summit Street, and expects this closure and the related work to continue through Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, weather permitting.

Pedestrian access will be maintained during construction.

Maiden Lane from Nielsen Court to Plymouth Road: 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Beginning at 9 a.m.  on Monday, Oct. 14, Northwest-bound Maiden Lane traffic will be shifted into the center turn lane of Maiden Lane from Nielsen Court to Plymouth Road.  Pedestrian traffic will be​ detoured to Wall Street during utility work, and detoured along Broadway Street and Maiden Lane during turn lane construction. Two-way vehicular traffic will be maintained at all times.  ​

Church Street from Hill to South University: 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 - 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2019.  Beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 9, Church Street will be closed to traffic for DTE utility work. Southbound traffic will be detoured to​ eastbound South University Avenue, then southbound South Forest Avenue, then westbound Hill Street, back to Church Street.  

​Northbound Church Street will be detoured to eastbound Hill Street, then northbound South Forest Avenue, then westbound South University Avenue, back to Church Street.​ Sidewalk access will be maintained on both sides of Church Street.

North Fifth Avenue, from Kingsley Street to Detroit Street and Detroit Street, from Kingsley Street to Fifth Avenue: Monday, Oct. 7-Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. Beginning on Monday, Oct. 7, sections of North F​ifth Avenue and Detroit Street will experience lane closures for brick installation. The work will be done in 3 stages:​

  • Stage 1: the contractor will replace bricks on the westerly lane of Fifth Avenue. Fifth Avenue will be reduced to one lane from Kingsley Street to Detroit Street. The easterly lane will remain open.

  • Stage 2: The contractor will shift operations for replacement of bricks on the east side of Fifth Avenue, and the easterly lane will be closed from Kingsley through Detroit Street. Temporary two-way traffic will be permitted on Detroit Street, south of Kingsley. 

  • Stage 3: The contractor will replace bricks on Detroit Street, north of Fifth Avenue. The easterly lane of Fifth Avenue will remain closed to provide adequate access for construction equipment and materials. 

During stages 2 and 3, intermittent full closure of Fifth Avenue will be needed during delivery/unloading of bricks, with southbound Fifth Avenue traffic temporarily detoured to westbound Kingsley, to southbound Fourth Avenue, to eastbound Catherine Street, back to Fifth Avenue. Except during deliveries, the westerly lane of Fifth Avenue will remain open.​

During all stages of the work, northbound Detroit Street traffic from Catherine Street will be able to turn onto southbound North Fifth Avenue. Access for pedestrians and emergency vehicles will be maintained.

Washtenaw from Zina Pitcher and Geddes Avenue: 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7-3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Beginning 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, traffic along Washtenaw Avenue will be routed to one lane in each direction along Washtenaw Avenue between Geddes Avenue and Glen Avenue for DTE utility work. ​

  • Northbound Washtenaw Avenue left turn to Geddes Avenue will be prohibited and detoured to northbound Observatory Street, back to Geddes Avenue.​

  • Southbound Washtenaw Avenue left turn to Geddes Avenue will be prohibited and detoured to northbound Observatory Street, back to Geddes Avenue.

  • Northbound Washtenaw Avenue left turn to Palmer Avenue will be prohibited and detoured to northbound Zina Pitcher Place, then to westbound East Ann Street, then southbound Glen Avenue, then eastbound East Huron Street, back to Palmer Avenue.  

  • Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on both sides of Washtenaw Avenue.

Westbound Fuller Road from Bonisteel Boulevard to Cedar Bend Drive: Monday, Sept. 23-Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Beginning Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, traffic will be reduced to one lane on westbound Fuller Road between Bonisteel Boulevard and Cedar Bend Drive to perform water main work​, which is expected to be complete by Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, weather permitting.​

Traverwood Drive from Plymouth Road to Huron Parkway: Monday, Sept. 23-Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Beginning Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, Traverwood Drive will be closed to traffic in the southbound direction between Huron Parkway and Plymouth Road for road construction work. Traffic will be detoured easterly on Huron Parkway, southerly on Nixon Road, and westerly on Plymouth Road back to Traverwood Drive. The contractor will maintain one-way traffic on Traverwood Drive through the construction area with one lane operating in the northbound direction. 

The contractor will maintain pedestrian traffic during construction.

Hoover, Greene and Hill Improvement Project: Monday, Sept. 9-Friday, Nov. 15​, 2019. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, Hill  from Main Street to South Fifth, Greene from Hill to north of Hoover will be closed to through traffic for continuing utility​ and road work.

  • Traffic intending to travel eastbound on Hill will be detoured on Keech to Division to Hill.

  • Traffic intending to travel westbound on Hill will be detoured on Division  to Madison to Main Street to Hill.

  • Traffic intending to travel​ on Fifth will be detoured on Hoover to Division to Madison to Fifth.

  • Traffic intending to​ travel on Greene will be detoured on Division to Madison to Main Street to Hoover to Greene.​

  • Traffic intending to travel on Kipke Drive will be detoured on Hoover to Main Street to Stadium Boulevard to Kipke Drive.​​

Beginning Monday, Oct. 7, and lasting through Sunday, Oct. 13, traffic control devices will be setup to detour northbound traffic around the intersection of South Main Street and Hoover Avenue. Local traffic will have access maintained to all properties.

  • Truck traffic intending to travel northbound on South Main Street will be detoured on East Stadium Avenue to Packard Street, to South Main Street.

  • Traffic intending to travel northbound on South Main Street will be detoured on Pauline Boulevard to South Seventh Street, to West Madison Street, to South Main Street.

  • Traffic traveling southbound on South Main Street will be reduced to one lane between Hill Street and Hoover Avenue.

  • Traffic intending to travel eastbound Hoover Avenue will be detoured from South Main Street to Keech Avenue, to Greene Street, to Hoover Avenue.

  • Traffic intending to travel Westbound Hoover Avenue will be detoured to Greene Street, to Keech Avenue, to S. Main Street.

​Broadway Street near Plymouth Road: Monday, Aug. 19-Wednesday, Nov. 20 , 2019.  Broadway Street near Plymouth Road will be closed to vehicle traffic until November 20, 2019. Southbound traffic will be detoured south on Broadway Street to eastbound Plymouth Road. Southbound  Broadway Street traffic will be detoured north on Broadway Street to westbound Plymouth Road. 

Local businesses will have access maintained with limited interruption. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained along Broadway Street, initially along the north side of Broadway Street. Local traffic will not be maintained during this full road closure. Emergency vehicles shall follow the detour.

Broadway Street and Plymouth Road near Maiden Lane: Monday, Nov. 4 – Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019.  A single lane will be closed along northeast bound Broadway Street and Plymouth Road from Wall Street to the Broadway Street intersection between Maiden Lane and Jones Street for the installation of a right-turn lane at Maiden Lane and sidewalk throughout the lane closure area.

Traffic will be maintained in both directions for the duration of this construction work.

Maiden Lane near Plymouth Road: Wednesday, Oct. 16 – Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.  A single lane on northwest bound Maiden Lane will be closed for installation of a right-turn lane and sidewalk.

Traffic will be maintained in both directions for the duration of this construction work.​

Dhu Varren Road from Omlesaad Drive to Foxridge Court: Monday, Aug. 12-Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Weather permitting, beginning Monday, Aug. 12 thru Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, Dhu Varren Road, from Omlesaad ​Drive to 200 feet east of Foxridge Court, will be reduced to a single lane during daytime work hours, controlled by traffic flaggers.​

East Huron Street: Tuesday, April 9-November, 2019. Utility projects by the DD​​A​, DTE and the University of Michigan will result in lane closures on East Huron Street between Third and Glen. ​

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).​​​

All vehicles, including delivery vehicles, will be prohibited from standing or stopping on Huron Street while lane closure(s) are in effect. Violators will be towed and/or ticketed.​​

​​Special Events​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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

University of Michigan home football game​​s​:​ The duration of the following road closures will be three hours before each home football game until the end of each game with the exception of southbound South Main Street, which will be closed one hour prior to the beginning of each game until the end of each game. Scheduled closures include:
  • East Keech Street between South Main Street and Greene Street, limiting access to parking permit holders on Greene Street from East Hoover Avenue to East Keech Street 

  • The westbound right-turn lane on East Stadium Boulevard (onto South Main Street) just south of Michigan Stadium

  • South Main Street, to both local and through traffic, between Pauline Boulevard and East Stadium ​Bouleva​rd​​​

Please visit our parking page​ for information on parking restrictions. 

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 noon - 5 p.m. the following streets will be closed for the William Street Bikewa​y Grand opening (PDF) special event:

  • ​William between South Fifth and Thompson
  • South Division between William and Jefferson

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 5 a.m. - noon, the following streets will be closed for the Ann Arbor Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot (PDF) special event:

  • Liberty from Division to Main Street
  • Main Street from Liberty to Keech​
  • Keech from Main Street to Green
  • Greene from Keech to Davis
  • Davis from Green to Brown
  • Brown from Davis to Hill
  • Hill from Brow to Division
  • Division from Hill to Hoover
  • Hoover from Main Street to Mary
  • Mary and Sybill Streets from Hoover to Benjamin
  • Benjamin from Mary to Division
  • William from Main Street to Fifth
  • Fourth and Fifth Streets from William to Liberty
  • Adams from Main Street to Hill
  • Brown from hill to Hoover 

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.

​Additional Resour​ce​s​​​

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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