Road and Lane Closures

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Special​ event closures​​

MDOT and WCRC​ project updates 

Addition​al​ resources


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City of Ann Arbor construction ​an​d traffic controls​​​​


Crest, Buena Vista, W Washington Water Main Project: Tuesday Oct.2, 2018 - Saturday, Oct. 27 , 2018. Washington Street between Crest Avenue and South Seventh Street, Crest Avenue​ between Huron Street and Buena Vista, Buena Vista between Crest and West Washington, and Ninth between West Washington and Huron Street will continue to be closed to through traffic, with the exception of school traffic, until the project is complete. ​​

The contractor is scheduled to put down a final layer of asphalt on the remaining street, Crest Ave., between Buena Vista and Washington, Tuesday, October 16. At that point, this project will be substantially complete.

Scio Church Road, Monday, July 16-TBA. The first two layers of asphalt were placed during the week of Sept. 24 on the south side of the road. The contractor is expected to begin work on the north side of the road in the first week of October. Work is expected to be completed by the end of construction season.  ​

​The Scio Church Roadway Improvements Project includes road resurfacing, installation of new curb and gutter along the south side of the road, installation of a new sidewalk along the north side of the road between South Main and South Seventh streets and completing the sidewalk gap on the south side of the road. ​Learn more on the project web page​.​​​ ​

North Fifth Avenue between Catherine and Beakes reduced to one lane: Monday, April 9, 2018 - TBA. Access will be maintained to intersecting streets and driveways as well as for emergency vehicles. Pedestrian access w​ill also be maintained.​

Pauline Blvd: Tuesday, May 1 - TBA. The contractor is now completing work on the remainder of the north side of the road (from Redeemer to Seventh). The entire project is currently expected to be completed by late October.

Pauline Blvd between West St​adium and South Seventh Street will be closed to through traffic for utility work, new curb and gutters, sidewalk improvements and road resurfacing. 

Westbound traffic on Pauline will​ be directed south on Seventh Street and west on Stadium Boulevard. The eastbound Pauline traffic will be directed north on Stadium Boulevard, east on Liberty Street and south on Seventh Street. ​

During construction, local access, access for emergency vehicles, garbage collection, mail delivery and pedestrian traffic will be maintained. 

Federal/Commerce/Green: The contractor started work the week of October 8 on Green Road. Work is expected to be finished this season.

Nixon, Huron Pkwy and Plymouth Roads,​ 2018. A moving section of Nixon, Huron Pkwy and Plymouth Roads will be closed​ for electrical conduit work as part of the Apex to Phoenix project.​

Week of Oct.1, 2018 ​

  • Phase 2 – No activities (pending Union lockout for paving restoration work)

  • Phase 3 – Continue duct bank work on Nixon Service Dr. and traffic circle area (on Huron Pkwy)
  • Phase 4 – Pulling cable south of Plymouth Rd.
Weeks of Oct.8 and Oct.15 2018
  • Phase 2 – No activities (pending Union lockout for paving restoration work)
  • Phase 3 – Continue duct bank​ work on Nixon Service Dr. and traffic circle area (on Huron Pkwy)
  • Phase 4 – Pulling cable south of Plymouth Rd.​

Special events​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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

​Michigan home football games

Oct. 13, Nov. 3, Nov. 17. (List is subject to change; please check this site - and the U-M fo​​​otball schedule site​.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. game time: Temporary closures of South Main St. between Pauline and W. Stadium Blvd: Northbound lanes will close beginning at 4:30 p.m. All lanes of S. Main St. will close​ at 6:30 p.m. and reopen when the game concludes.

Following the game, all lanes of Main St./Ann Arbor-Saline from the stadium to I-94 will be converted to one way south for roughly 90 minutes or until game traffic subsides. 

7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 - 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 the following street will be closed for ESPN's Game Day​:

  • ​Washington Ave between Fletcher and Thayer

7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 through 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, the following street will be closed for the installation of UoM's Institute​ for Humanities Literature vs. Traffic special event:

  • South Liberty from South State Street to Maynard. 

5 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, the following streets will be closed for the Turkey Trot special event:

  • Liberty from S. Fifth to Main
  • Main from Washington to Keech
  • Keech from Main to Greene
  • Greene from Keech to Hoover
  • Hoover from Main to Mary Street
  • Mary Street​ from Hoover to Benjamin
  • Benjamin from Mary Street to Sybil
  • Sybil from Benjamin to Hoover
  • Division from Hoover to Hill
  • Hill from Division to Brown Street
  • Brown Street from Hill to Davis
  • Davis from Brown to Greene

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.

I-94 Road Improvements​

Starting this summer, the Michigan Department of Transportation will make improvements to 9 miles of I-94 between M-14 and Carpenter Road, just east of US-23, and the I-94/US-12 interchange in Ann Arbor.

Improvements include concrete pavement repairs, resurfacing and culvert maintenance.

For more information call the MDOT Brighton Transportation Service Center at 810.227.4681 or visit MI Drive for updates. ​

Additional resource​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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