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South University Avenue between Church Street and East University Avenue –and– East University Avenue between South University Avenue and Willard Street: 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3–5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2022

Christman Constructors will be installing utility leads for the Vic Village South development across all lanes on South University Avenue and across the northbound lane on East University Avenue. Construction will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. during each weekday the closure is in effect. The street closures will remain in place for the duration of construction work.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, westbound ​South University Avenue traffic will be detoured south on Church Street to Hill Street and then north on Tappan Street and back on to South University Avenue. Eastbound South University Avenue traffic will be detoured south on East University Avenue and then east on Hill Street and then north on Church Street back to South University Avenue. Northbound East University can access South University Avenue via Tappan Street or Church Street. ​

Local businesses will have access maintained at all times. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the north side of South University and the west side of East University Avenue. 

Technology Infrastructure Improvement Project Continues: Wednesday, Sept. 14 – Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.

Location and Limits of Affected Area:

  • East side of Fourth Ave. and Huron St. – Sidewalk and lane closures.
  • East side of Division St. from Huron St. to Washington St. – Bike lane and sidewalk closures.
  • East Liberty S​t. and South Fifth Ave. – Road crossing on the east side of Fifth Ave. – Sidewalk closure and meter bagging.
  • Alley between Ashley St. and Main St., and Liberty St. and Williams St. – Alley closure.
  • Alley between Main St. and South Fourth Ave., and E. Williams St. and E. Liberty St. – Alley closure.

The City of Ann Arbor Information Technology Department, through its contractor, Turnkey Network Solutions, will be performing construction on the specified city streets above, installing underground conduit, fiber optic cable, and working in vaults (handholes) that require concrete removal and restoration (as needed). ​

Work is scheduled to begin on or about Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, and continue through Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 (dates are subject to change). Intermittent sidewalk and parking space closures, through-traffic and bike lane closures, and meter bagging will occur, as will loading/unloading of construction materials, removal and installation of concrete driveway openings and approaches, and the removal and replacement of pavement. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained but may also experience detours, as required.

Lane closure and shift on West Madison Street between South Ashley Street and South Main Street; 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14– 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023. The Alan Group will be occupying the eastbound through lane of West Madison Street in order to construct a new​ building at the southwest corner of South Main Street and West Madison Street. The lane closure will be in effect 24 hours a day for the duration of the work.

Beginning 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, eastbound West Madison Street traffic will be shifted into the left turn lane at the South Main Street intersection.

Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the north side of West Madison Street.​

Lane closures on Miller Avenue and First Street: 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15–5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022​. Miller Avenue and First Street intersection will experience lane closures to allow for the installation of bump outs​ as part of the Miller/Catherine Street Improvement Project. More information can be found at https://www.peoplefriendlystreets.org/new-projects/.

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, eastbound Miller Avenue and southbound First Street at the Miller and First intersection will be closed to vehicle traffic. Vehicles traveling southbound on First Street (via Kingsley) will be detoured south on Ashley Street and west on Ann Street back to First. Vehicles traveling eastbound on Miller Avenue will be detoured south on Seventh Street, and east on Huron Street to join the detour that is already in place for Miller/Catherine (east on Huron, north on Division, back to Catherine Street).

Work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, and the roads reopened to vehicle traffic.  

Local businesses will remain open and accessible. Local traffic to First Street will have access via the northbound lane. Local westbound traffic on Miller/Catherine will remain accessible.​

In all areas, pedestrian through-traffic will be maintained on one side of the street at all times.  

Lane Closure and Shift on South Maple Road Between Pauline Boulevard and Scio Church Road: 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12– 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. CI Contracting will be installing utilities in the southbound lane of South Maple Road south of Pauline Boulevard. Construction will take place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each work day after the first day of the lane closure, weather​ permitting. The lane closure will be in place 24 hours a day for the duration of the work.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, southbound South Maple Road traffic will be shifted into the left turn lane through the work zone. 

Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the east side of South Maple Road.

Lane shift on East Ellsworth Road between Shadowood Drive and Johnathan Court: 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12– 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. R & B Construction will be occupying the eastbound lane of East Ellsworth Road between Shadowood Drive and Johnathan Court to install public sanitary sewer.  Construction will take place between 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each work day after the initial lane closure. The lane closure will remain in place for the duration of construction. ​

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, eastbound East Ellsworth Road vehicle traffic will be shifted into the turn lane east of Shadowood Drive to Johnathan Drive.

Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the north side of East Ellsworth Road.  Access to Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority bus stops will be maintained at all times.

South State Street Reconstruction Project: Tuesday, Sept. 6–Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. The city's contractor, Fonson Company, will repave South State Street in concrete from the East William intersection through the North University intersection.

Beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 6, South State Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from East William Street to south of East Liberty Street. The State-Liberty intersection will be open to the north and west. Northbound traffic will be detoured to northwest-bound Packard Street, to South Division Street, to East Liberty Street, back to South State Street. Southbound traffic will be detoured to westbound East Liberty Street, to South Fifth Avenue, to Packard Street, back to South State Street.​

Pedestrian traffic and access to businesses will be maintained on the South State Street sidewalks, with detours posted as necessary during the paving work. ​

Stadium Boulevard between Brockman Boulevard and Washtenaw Avenue: 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26– 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. The contractor, E.T Mackenzie, will be installing a new water main on Stadium Boulevard and transferring some service lines to the new main. Work will involve cutting existing asphalt pavement; trenching, installing water main, water testing, patching; and restoring areas disturbed by construction. Work will occur between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.​

Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept 26, 2022, one lane of Stadium Boulevard between Brockman Boulevard and Washtenaw Avenue will be closed, leaving one vehicle travel lane open in each direction. ​All travel lanes will be open during home University of Michigan football games.​

There are no pedestrian detours at this time.​

Miller/Catherine Street from First Street to Division Street (Full Closure): Friday, Aug. 26–Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 and Catherine Street and Fourth Avenue intersection (Full Closure) Friday, Aug, 26–Monday Oct. 10, 2022.

Catherine Street/Miller from​ First Street to Division Street and the Catherine and Fourth Avenue intersection will be closed as described below to allow for the installation of watermain, storm sewer and a separated bikeway as part of the Miller/Catherine Street Improvement Project. More information can be found here.​

Miller/Catherine from First Street to Division

Beginning at 7 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, Catherine/Miller from First Street to Division Street will be closed to through traffic. The alternate route for Miller/Catherine will be Huron Street. Vehicles traveling westbound on Catherine Street will be detoured north on Division Street, west on Kingsley Street, then south on Fifth Avenue to Huron Street. At Huron Street, vehicles will travel west, then north on First Street back to Miller Avenue.

Vehicles traveling eastbound on Miller Avenue will be detoured south on First Street, east on Huron Street, north on Division back to Catherine.

Local traffic to Detroit Street will have access via a local westbound lane on Catherine Street. Access Detroit Street by traveling south on Fifth, west on Catherine to Detroit Street.

All through intersections will remain open (with the exception of Fourth Avenue as described below).

Work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, and the roads reopened to vehicle traffic. 

Catherine Street and Fourth Avenue intersection

Vehicles traveling northbound on Fourth Avenue will be detoured west on Ann Street, north on Ashley Street, east on Kingsley Street back to Fourth Avenue.

Vehicles traveling southbound on Fourth Avenue will be detoured east on Kingsley Street, south on Fifth Avenue, west on Ann Street back to Fourth Avenue.

Work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, and the roads reopened to vehicle traffic.

Local traffic will be maintained through a westbound local lane in all areas, and local businesses will remain open and accessible. 

South State Street from East William Street to East Liberty Street: Wednesday, June 1–Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. The city's contractor, Fonson Company, will replace water mains, storm sewer, sidewalks, street lights, and road pavement from East Liberty Street to East Liberty Street. ​Northbound traffic will be detoured to Northwest bound Packard Street, to South Division Street, to East Washington Street, back to South State Street. Southbound traffic will be detoured to westbound East Washington Street, to South Fifth Avenue, to Packard Street, back to South State Street.

*Updated completion date - Lane shift on  East Ellsworth Road between Stone School Road and Shadowood Drive: 9 a.m. Monday, July 25– 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Site Development, on behalf of Lockwood Companies, is occupying the westbound lane of East Ellsworth Road to install public utilities. Construction hours a re 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on work days during the lane closure. The lane closure will be in place 24 hours a day for the duration of construction.

As of 9 a.m. Monday, July 25, westbound traffic has been shifted into the left-turn lane of East Ellsworth Road through the construction zone. Eastbound East Ellsworth Road traffic is maintained as normal. Pedestrian traffic is maintained on the south side of East Ellsworth Road.​

Glen Avenue from Catherine Street to East Ann Street: Monday, April 18, 2022, at 9 a.m.– Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2024 at 5 p.m. Colasanti Construction Services will be occupying the western southbound lane of Glen Avenue, the left turn lane of eastbound East Ann Street west of Glen Avenue and the right turn lane of eastbound Catherine Street west of Glen Avenue in order to construct a new building. The occupied lanes will be closed for the duration of building construction.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 18, Traffic will be maintained in both directions of travel on Glen Avenue and Catherine Street, and East Ann Street will continue to maintain eastbound traffic for the duration of the lane closures. Pedestrians will be detoured to the north side of Catherine Street to the east side of Glen Avenue, and to the south side of East Ann Street to the east side of Glen Avenue.

​​Special Events​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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

2022 University of Michigan Home Football Games: Saturdays: ​Oct. 15, 29; Nov. 12, 19​.​

  • Closure of East Keech St. between South Main and Greene streets, limiting access to parking permit holders on Greene Street from East Hoover to Keech streets.

  • Closure of the westbound right turn lane on East Stadium Blvd (onto South Main) just south of the Michigan Stadium.

  • Closure of South Main to both local and through traffic from Stadium Blvd. ​to Pauline. 

These closures would be effective three hours before a game to the end of the game, with the exception of south bound South Main which will be closed beginning one hour before a game to the end of the game.​

Main Street Area Ann Arbor Social District. Each week, Thursday-Sunday, 4-11 p.m.  The following road closures will be in place to allow for the Main Street Area Social District:

  • Main Street from William to Huron.
  • 4th Avenue from William to Huron.
  • Washington Street from Ashley to 5th Avenue.
  • Liberty Street from Ashley to 5th Avenue.
  • Ashley Street from Liberty Street to Washington Street.

From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, the following street will be closed for the Ann Arbor SPARK Tech Trek and Mobility Row special event:

  • ​Liberty Street between Fifth Avenue​ and Division​

From 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 through 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, the following streets will be closed for the A2 Artoberfest special event:

  • ​Fourth Avenue between Catherine and Huron
  • Ann Street between Main Street and up to the Fire Department before Fifth Avenue​

2022 downtown Ann Arbor street closures from 4 p.m. Thursdays to 6 a.m. Mondays between May 5 and October 31, 2022:

  • ​Main Street from William to Washington
  • West Liberty Street from Ashley to Main
  • East Liberty Street from Main to Fourth
  • West Washington Street from Ashley to Main


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