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South Industrial Highway Concrete Pavement Repair Project: 7 a.m. Monday, May 10–Friday, July 2, at 7 p.m. Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 10, all northbound lanes of South Industrial Highway will be closed between East Eisenhower Parkway and Stimson Street for concrete pavement repairs as part of the South Industrial Highway Project. Vehicles traveling northbound will be detoured northbound on State Street to Stimson Street, then eastbound​ on Stimson Street to South Industrial Highway. One southbound lane will be maintained throughout the project, either on the east side or the west side of South Industrial Highway, between Eisenhower and Stimson. Between Stimson and Stadium, one lane of northbound traffic and one lane of southbound traffic will be maintained throughout the project.

Ashley Street at Liberty Street: Monday, May 3–Saturday, May 15. Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 3, 2021, Ashley Street will be closed at the intersection of Liberty Street to allow for streetscape improvements as part of the DDA/City of Ann Arbor First and Ashley Improvements Project. 

Vehicles traveling northbound on Ashley Street will be detoured east on William Street, then north on Fourth Avenue, then west on Huron Street back to Ashley Street. Vehicles traveling eastbound on Liberty Street will be detoured south on First Street, then east on William Street, then north on Fourth Avenue back to Liberty Street.

Vehicles traveling westbound on Liberty Street will be detoured north on Fourth Avenue, then west on Huron Street, then south on First Street back to Liberty Street.

Local traffic will be maintained on Ashley and Liberty, and local businesses will remain open and accessible. Pedestrian through-traffic will be maintained on one side of the street at all times. Work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2021, and the intersection reopened to westbound vehicle traffic on Liberty and northbound vehicle traffic on Ashley. Eastbound vehicle traffic on Liberty is expected to remain closed until Monday, May 31, 2021.​

Pontiac Trail between Skydale Drive and Polson Street: Monday, April 19​, at 9 a.m.– Friday, May 28, at 3 p.m. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 12, northbound Pontiac Trail will be closed to through traffic between Skydale Drive and Montana Way for road widening​. Southbound traffic will be maintained.

Northbound Pontiac Trail traffic will be detoured to eastbound Barton Drive, then eastbound Plymouth Road, then northbound Nixon Road, then westbound Dhu Varren Road, back to Pontiac Trail. 

Local access to driveways will be maintained at all times. Pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be maintained. Emergency vehicles will need to follow detour.​​

​Fuller Court from Fuller Road to 2250 Fuller Court. Monday, April 19​, at 7 a.m.– Friday, June 4, at 7 p.m. Beginning on Monday, April 12, the eastbound lane of Fuller Court from Fuller Road to the 2000 block of Fuller Court will be closed as part of the Fuller Court Sidewalk Gap Project . Vehicles travelling eastbound on Fuller Court will be detoured along Fuller Road around the north side of the VA hospital. 

East Ann Street and Observatory Street, between Zina Pitcher and East Medical Center Drive: Monday, April 19, at 9 a.m.– Monday, May 3, at 9 a.m. Eagle Excavation Inc., on behalf of the University of Michigan, will be occupying the eastbound lane of East Ann Street and the southbound lane of Observatory Street, between Zina Pitcher Place and East Medical Center Drive, to install new 16-inch water main. Construction will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. during the work week.​

Beginning 9 a.m., Monday, April 19, traffic on East Ann Street east of Zina Pitcher Place and Observator​y north of East Medical Center Drive will be restricted. Traffic on eastbound Ann Street will be detoured south on Zina Pitcher, to east on Washtenaw, to north on Observatory. Traffic at Observatory and East Medical Center Drive will be detoured south on Observatory, west on Washtenaw, and north on Zina Pitcher.

Fuller Road at the Huron River: Friday, April 16, at 9 a.m.–Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The City of Ann Arbor will be performing capital preventative maintenance repairs to the Fuller Road bridges over the Huron River. The repairs will consist of chipping and patching portions of the barrier wall, bridge deck, and sidewalks on the bridges. An epoxy overlay will also be placed on the bridge decks and approach slabs. The work will commence on the south side of the bridges i​n the eastbound lanes.   

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 16, Fuller Road traffic will be reduced to one lane eastbound across the bridges to allow the work to proceed. The sidewalk along the eastbound bridge will be closed as well to safely facilitate the work. A sidewalk closure and pedestrian detour to the opposite side of the roadway will be provided to maintain access to the surrounding areas. Signs directing pedestrians will be erected on site. Once the repair work on the eastbound lane is completed, a similar process will be utilized to repair the barrier wall, bridge deck, and sidewalk for the westbound lane. Again, pedestrian access will be maintained in a similar manner throughout that work. Continuous access across the bridges will be maintained throughout the entirety of the planned work. ​

East Huron Street between Glen Avenue and Zina Pitcher Place: Monday, April 5, at 7 a.m.–Saturday​, May 15​ at 6 p.m. Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, April 5, in the first phase of a water service line project​, the contractor will be occupying the middle two vehicle lanes, leaving one lane open in each direction. In the second phase, the contractor will be occupying the two eastbound lanes and shifting vehicle traffic to the westbound lanes, again, leaving one lane open in each direction. In the third phase, the contractor will be occupying the two westbound lanes and shifting vehicular traffic to the eastbound lanes, leaving one lane open in each direction. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the north side of East Huron Street and with a detour route along Fletcher Street to North University Avenue to Washtenaw Avenue. Emergency vehicles are advised to seek an alternate route.​​​

Liberty Street — Eastbound closure from First Street to Main Street (Thursday, March 25–Monday, May 31); and Intersection closure at Ashley Street (Monday, March 22–Wednesday, March 24)

Washington Street — Westbound closure from Main Street to First Street (Saturday, March 27–Monday, May 31)

The intersections of Ashley/Liberty and Ashley/Washington will be closed as described below to allow for streetscape, paving and utility improvements as part of the Downtown Development Authority/City of Ann Arbor's First and Ashley Improvements Project.   

Temporary Construction Traffic Control Plan:

Beginning 7 a.m. Monday, March 25:

  • Liberty Street will be closed to eastbound traffic from First Street to Main Street to allow for streetscape improvements at the Ashley Street intersection and in anticipation of street closures to support outdoor dining. Vehicles traveling eastbound on Liberty Street will be detoured south on First Street, east on William Street, and north on Fourth Avenue back to Liberty Street. Local traffic will be maintained between First Street and Fourth Avenue. Through traffic on Ashley Street will be maintained as well as westbound (left) turns onto Liberty Street. This work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Monday, May 31, 2021, and the road reopened to vehicle traffic. 

Beginning 7 a.m. Saturday, March 27:

  • Washing​ton Street will be closed to westbound traffic from Main Street to First Street to allow for streetscape improvements at the Ashley Street intersection and in anticipation of street closures to support outdoor dining. Vehicles traveling westbound on Washington Street will be detoured north on Fourth Avenue, west on Huron Street, and south on First Street back to Washington Street. Local traffic will be maintained between Fourth Avenue and First Street. Through traffic on Ashley Street will be maintained. This work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Monday, May 31, 2021, and the road reopened to vehicle traffic. 

Beginning 7 a.m. Monday, March 22:

  • Ashley Street and Liberty Street will be closed leading up to the intersection of Ashley and Liberty. Vehicles traveling northbound on Ashley Street will be detoured east on William Street, then north on Fourth Avenue, then west on Huron Street back to Ashley Street. Vehicles traveling eastbound on Liberty Street will be detoured south on First Street, then east on William Street, then north on Fourth Avenue back to Liberty Street. Vehicles traveling westbound on Liberty Street will be detoured north on Fourth Avenue, then west on Huron Street, then south on First Street back to Liberty Street. Local traffic will be maintained on Ashley and Liberty. This work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, and the intersection reopened to westbound​ vehicle traffic. ​

Broadway from Swift Street to East Summit Avenue: Tuesday, March 9, at 8 a.m.–Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Beginning at 9 a.m.  on Tuesday, March 9, Broadway traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction across the bridges to allow work as part of the city's 2020 Bridge Capital Preventative Maintenance​ Repair project. Access to the Amtrak long-term parking lot located on the east side of the railroad tracks will be maintained at all times during the work. Patrons of Amtrak will be able to walk from the long-term parking lot, across the bridge, to the train station at all times during the work. The remaining pedestrian traffic travelling along Broadway will be diverted to the opposite side of street to allow the work to proceed. Signs directing pedestrians will be placed onsite.  

​Ashley area road work

  • First Street and Kingsley Street from Miller to Ashley — Monday, March 8–Monday, May 31
  • Ashley Street at Washington Street — Monday, March 8–Saturday, Friday, March 26
  • Ashley Street from Liberty to Huron — Lane closures Monday, March 8–Monday, May 31
  • Ashley Street from Liberty to Washington — full closure Thursday, March 11–Saturday, March 20
  • Ashley Street at Liberty Street — Monday, March 22–Wednesday, March 24

Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, March 8:

  • First Street and Kingsley Street will be closed from Ashley Street to Miller Street to allow for utility installations and paving. Vehicles traveling westbound on Kingsley Street will be detoured south on Ashley Street, then west on Miller Avenue back to First Street. Local traffic will be maintained between Ashley St and Miller Ave. This work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Monday, May 31, 2021, and the road reopened to vehicle traffic. 

  • Ashley Street will be open to only one lane of traffic travelling north from just south of Liberty Street to Huron Street (except from March 11–March 20, as described below). This work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Monday, May 31, 2021, and the road reopened to all lanes of vehicle traffic. 

  • Ashley Street and Washington Street will be closed leading up to the Ashley and Washington intersection. Vehicles traveling northbound on Ashley Street will be detoured east on Liberty Street, then north on Fourth Avenue, then west on Huron Street back to Ashley Street. Vehicles traveling eastbound on Washington Street will be detoured south on First Street, then east on Liberty Street, then north on Fourth Avenue back to Washington Street. Vehicles traveling westbound on Washington Street will be detoured north on Fourth Avenue, then west on Huron Street, then south on First Street back to Washington Street. Local traffic will be maintained on Ashley and Washington. This work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2021, and the intersection reopened to vehicle traffic. 

Beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, March 11:

  • Ashley Street will be closed to through traffic from Liberty Street to Washington Street. Vehicles traveling northbound on Ashley Street will be detoured east on Liberty Street, then north on Fourth Avenue, then west on Huron Street back to Ashley Street. Local traffic will be maintained between Liberty Street and Washington Street. This work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2021, and the road reopened to one lane of traffic.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, March 22:​

  • Ashley Street and Liberty Street will be closed leading up to the intersection of Ashley and Liberty. Vehicles traveling northbound on Ashley Street will be detoured east on William Street, then north on Fourth Avenue, then west on Huron Street back to Ashley Street. Vehicles traveling eastbound on Liberty Street will be detoured south on First Street, then east on William Street, then north on Fourth Avenue back to Liberty Street. Vehicles traveling westbound on Liberty Street will be detoured north on Fourth Avenue, then west on Huron Street, then south on First Street back to Liberty Street. Local traffic will be maintained on Ashley and Liberty. This work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, and the intersection reopened to westbound ​vehicle traffic.  ​​

Island Drive Bridge: 8 a.m. Monday, March 1-Friday, April 30, 2021. Beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 1, the Island Drive Bridge over Traver Creek will be closed to vehicle traffic as part of the city's Bridge Capital Preventative Maintenance Repairs program. Traffic will be detoured northbound on Maiden Lane to Nielsen Court, then eastbound on​ Nielsen Court to Island D​rive Court, then southbound on Island Drive Court back to Island Drive. Traffic travelling along Island Drive toward Maiden Lane will follow the same detour route travelling in the opposite direction. Access to the residential housing units in and along Nielsen Court and Island Drive Court will be maintained at all times. Also, access to the pavilion in Island Drive Park will be maintained at all times. Pedestrian traffic along the southerly side of Island Drive will be detoured using the same detour route as well.​

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. 


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​Downtown closures for restaurant and retail use: Thursday, April 1-August 30, 2021. Closures will take place each week between 4 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Monday. ​

  • Main Street from William to Washington
  • West Liberty Street from Ashley to Main
  • East Liberty Street from Main to Fourth and from Maynard to State;
  • West Washington Street from Ashley to Main
  • State Street from Washington to William
  • Maynard Street on the east side or northbound portion only from Liberty to William

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

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​Additional resources​​​​

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