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Packard Street between South Fourth Avenue and South Main Street: Monday, Jan. 11, at 9 a.m. – Saturday, Jan. 23​, at 5 p.m. Beginning 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, westbound Packard Street traffic between South Main Street and South Fourth Avenue will be detoured for utility work. Vehicles traveling westbound will be detour​ed north on South Fourth Avenue, then west on East William Street back to South Main Street. Pedestrian​ traffic will be maintained on the south side of Packard Street between South Fourth Avenue and South Main Street during the closure. Westbound emergency vehicles are advised to follow the posted detour.​

East Madison Street from South Main Street to South Fifth Avenue Closing to Through Traffic Monday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m.– Saturday, Jan​. 30, at 5 p.m. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, East Madison Street between South Main and South Fifth Avenue will be closed to through traffic for sewer lining work. Eastbound traffic intending to travel on the East Madison Street will be detoured north on Main Street and southeast on Packard Street. Westbound traffic intending to travel on the East Madison Street would need to go northwest on Packard Street and south on Main Street. Local access will be detoured but will still have access.

Emergency vehicles should follow the detours. During construction, the contractor will maintain pedestrian traffic and detour it as required.​

South University Avenue between East University Avenue and Church Street: Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at 9 a.m.– Friday, July 1, 2023, at 5 p.m. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, South University Avenue between East University Avenue and Church street will be closed to eastbound​ vehicle traffic for construction work. Eastbound South University Avenue will be detoured south on East University Avenue, then east on Hill Street, then north on Church Street, back to South University Avenue. Westbound South University Avenue traffic will be maintained. Pedestrian traffic on the south side of South University Avenue will be detoured to the north side of South University Avenue.​​

South Main Street from Packard Street to East William Street and East William Street from South Main Street to South Fourth Avenue: Monday, Nov. 2 at 9 a.m.– Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at 5 p.m. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, the eastern northbound lane of South Main Street and the sidewalk along the east side of South Main Street between Packard Street and East William Street will be closed to allow for construction of a new residential building. Pedestrian traffic shall cross South Main Street to access the sidewalk on the west side of the road between Packard Street and William Street. In addition, a portion of the eastbound lane of East William Street will be closed to provide a pedestrian access tunnel along East William Street from South Main Street to the alley located between South Main Street and South Fourth Avenue. Vehicular traffic will not be significantly impacted by the partial lane closure on East William Street. 


​​Special Events​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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

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 Nov. 1​, 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. ​

Please visit our special events application ​page for information on how to gain a permit to hold a special event involving road or sidewalk closures.

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 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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