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

Boardwalk Drive, Dexter Avenue, Glazier Way, Pittsfield Boulevard, Thompson Street, Victors Way and West Stadium Boulevard: Wednesday, Aug. 12– Saturday, Aug. 29​, 2020. Beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, work will start on West Stadium Boulevard; and once complete, progress in order to Dexter Avenue, East Liberty Street, Thompson Street, Boardwalk Drive, Victor's Way, Glazier Way, and Pittsfield Boulevard. The contractors will control traffic on these streets utilizing intermittent lane closures in each direction of travel and flagging operations. Work is expected to be completed by Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, weather permitting.

The contractors will maintain bicycle and pedestrian traffic during construction.​

​Packard Road at South Boulevard: Wednesday, Aug. 12–Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. ​Weather permitting, beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 12, Packard Road will be closed​ at South Boulevard.

Southbound Packard traffic will be detoured west on Stadium Boulevard; south on South Industrial Highway; and east on Eisenhower Parkway to Packard Road. ​Northbound Packard traffic will be detoured west on Eisenhower Parkway; north on South Industrial Highway; and east on Stadium Boulevard to Packard Road.

During construction, access for pedestrians will be maintained, with posted pedestrian detours as necessary. Emergency vehicle access to South Boulevard will be maintained from the south side of the intersection. ​

Miller Avenue at First Street, Wednesday, Aug. 5–Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Miller Avenue will be closed at the intersection of First Street beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 to allow underground water main​ installation as part of the DDA’s First and Ashley Improvements Project. 

Westbound traffic will be detoured southbound on Main Street to westbound on Huron Street to northbound on Seventh Street to Miller Avenue. Eastbound traffic will be detoured southbound on Seventh Street to eastbound on Huron Street to northbound on Main Street to Miller Avenue. Local traffic will be maintained between Seventh Street and First Street and between First Street and Main Street.

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

Plymouth Road between Murfin Avenue and Nixon Road: Monday, July 27-Saturday, August 31, 2020. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 27, Plymouth Road between Murfin and Nixon will have traffic impacted by street resurfacing and island replacement work. Two-lane, two-way traffic on Plymouth Road will​ be maintained in the two eastbound lanes.

Ann Street at First Street: Wednesday, July 29–Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020​. Ann Street will be closed at the intersection of First Street to allow underground water main installation as part of the DDA’s First and Ashley Improvements Project.

Westbound traffic will be detoured northbound on Ashley Street to westbound on Miller Avenue to northbound on First Street to Ann Street. Eastbound traffic will be detoured southbound on First Street to eastbound on Huron Street to northbound on Ashley Street to Ann Street. Local traffic will be maintained between First Street and Ashley Street.

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

Intersection of Hill Street and South Division Street, and South Division Street between Hill Street and East Madison Street: 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 29– 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. ​Beginning 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, Hill Street will be closed to through traffic and northbound South Division Street traffic will be reduced to one lane. Westbound Hill Street traffic will be detoured northwest on Packard Street, then west on East Madison Street, and then south on South Fifth Avenue. Eastbound Hill Street traffic will be detoured north on South Fifth Avenue, then east on East Madison Street and then southeast on Packard Street. Local residences will have access maintained with limited interruption.​

Washington Street at First Street: Thursday, July 23-Friday, July 24, 2020. Washington Street will be closed at the intersection of First Street to allow underground conduit installation as part of the Downtown Development Authority's First and Ashley Improvements Project.  

Westbound traffic will be detoured southbound on Main Street to westbound on Liberty Street to northbound on Third Street to Washington. Eastbound traffic will be detoured southbound on Third Street to eastbound on Liberty Street t​o northbound on Ashley Street to Washington Street. Local traffic will be maintained between Third Street and First Street and between First Street and Main Street.

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

South Maple Road between Pennsylvania Avenue and Pauline Boulevard: 9 a.m. Monday, July 27–3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2020​. Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, July 27, South Maple Road will be closed to through vehicle traffic in both directions. Northbound traffic will be detoured to eastbound Pauline Boulevard, then northbound West Stadium Boulevard, then westbound West Liberty Street, back to South Maple Road. Southbound South Maple Road traffic will be detoured to eastbound West Liberty Street, then southbound West Stadium Boulevard, then westbound Pauline Boulevard, back to South Maple Road.

Local access to businesses and driveways will be maintained at all times. Pedestrian traffic on the west side of South Maple Road will be detoured to the sidewalk on the east side of the road.  Emergency vehicles will need to follow detour.​

Boardwalk Drive from East Eisenhower Parkway to Northerly End. Monday, July 20 at 7 a.m.– Saturday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. Beginning on Monday, July 20, 2020, Boardwalk Drive will close to traffic in the northbound direction between East Eisenhower Parkway and Oakbrook Drive. During this closure, traffic will be detoured westerly on East Eisenhower Parkway, northerly on South State Street, and easterly on Oakbrook Drive back to Boardwalk Drive. One-way traffic on Boardwalk Drive between East Eisenhower Parkway and Oakbrook Drive will operate in the southbound direction. It will also maintain two-way traffic on Boardwalk Drive north of Oakbrook Drive to the northerly end. Work is expected to be completed by Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, weather permitting.

During construction the contractor will maintain ​pedestrian traffic and detour it as required.​

South Main Street Asphalt Paths Between West Eisenhower Parkway and Ann Arbor-Saline Road: Monday, July 20 at 7 a.m.– Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 8 p.m.​ Beginning on Monday, July 20, 2020, intermittent lane closures will be in place on South Main Street in either the northbound or southbound direction with traffic shifted into the center turn lane. Flagging operations will also be utilized during these lane shifts. Work is expected to be completed by Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, weather permitting.

In addition, pedestrian traffic will be shifted to the opposite side of the street. Work will start on the west side path with pedestrians being detoured to the east side and vice versa once work moves to the east side.

East Washington between South Main and South Fourth Avenue: Tuesday, July 14-Thursday, July 16. Beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, East Washington between South Main and South Fourth Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic for crane work.

​Eastbound Washington Street traffic will be detoured south on Main Street, east on Liberty Street, north on Fourth Avenue and back to Washington. Westbound traffic will be detoured south on Fourth Avenue, west on Liberty Street, north on Main Street and back to Washington. Pedestrian traffic on south side of Washington will be detoured to the north side of the street. The parking structure at the corner of Washington and Fourth Avenue will be open to vehicle traffic at all times via the entrance on Washington Street.    

Depot Street between North Main Street and Fourth Avenue: Wednesday, July 8-Wednesday July 29​, 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, August 7​​​, 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.   ​​

West Oakbrook Drive between Ann Arbor-Saline Road and South Main Street: Thursday, May 28-Saturday, July 18​, 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., Monday, August 3, 2020​​. ​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–Saturday Aug. 29​. 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. ​​


​​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 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. ​

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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