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MDOT and WCRC​ project updates 

Special​ event closures

Addition​al​ resources


The City of Ann Arbor is partnering with WAZE to provide residents, visitors and commuters a better way of learning about road construction and traffic controls within the city. By using or the WAZE app (available in your smartphones app store), drivers can view real time traffic information and get directions. 

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

facebook_road_lane_closure_photograph.jpgDhu Varren Road: Monday, April 30-Saturday, May 5, 2018. Beginning Monday, April 30, Dhu Varren Road will be closed to vehicular traffic beween Nixon Road and Pontiac Trail in order to establish a work zone while a duct bank is installed by the DTE electrical substation on Dhu Varren Road. 

Eastbound Dhu Varren Road will be detoured south on Pontiac Trail, southeast on Barton Drive, east on Plymouth, north on Nixon and back to Dhu Varren Road. Westbound Dhu Varren Road will be detoured south on Nixon, west on Plymouth, north on Barton Drive and north on Pontiac Trail and back to Dhu Varren Road. Pedestrian traffic will not be affected, and access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.​

North Fifth Avenue: Monday, April 9, 2018 - TBA. Beginning on Monday, April 9, North Fifth Ave. between Catherine and Beakes will be reduced to one lane of travel. This lane reduction will last for the duration of the project.

During construction​, access will be maintained to intersecting streets and driveways as well as for emergency vehicles. Pedestrian access w​ill also be maintained at all times.

Packard: ​Thursday, April 19 - Monday, April 23, 2018. Beginning on Thursday, April 19, Packard ​​between Chesterfield Drive and ​Sunnyside Park Drive will have an outside lane, in each direction, closed to traffic for installation​ of an RRFB. Work will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Drivers are encouraged to find alternative routes. 

South Main Street: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018. From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, South Main Street between William and Packard will be closed to vehicle traffic for crane work on the 400 block of South Main Street. 

Southbound Main Street will be detoured east on William Street, south on Fourth Avenue, west on Packa​rd Street and then back to South Main Street. Northbound traffic will be detoured east on Packard Street, north on Fourth Avenue, west on William Street and back to South Main Street. Pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the east side of South Main Street for the public's safety.

Catherine Street and North Fifth Avenue: Monday, April 23 - Thursday, April 26, 2018. Weather permitting, beginning on Monday, April 23, road closures on Catherine Street (full closure) between North Fourth Avenue and North Division as well as on North Fifth Avenue (9 a.m. - 4 p.m. closure) between Catherine and Beakes will be in place for water main installation​. 

Traffic will be detoured on North Fourth Avenue, Ann Street, Division Street and Beakes Street. Work on this section of the project should be completed by Thursday, April 26. ​

South Huron Parkway: Monday, April 23 - Monday, April 30, 2018. Beginning on Monday, April 23, South Huron Parkway between Washtenaw and Geddes Avenue will experience intermittent single lane closures in each direction of travel​ to accommodate asphalt patching at various locations. Work will occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and is expected to continue through Monday, April 30, 2018, weather permitting.​​

Detroit Street: Thursday, April 12 - Friday May 4, 2018. Beginning on Thursday, April 12, Detroit Street between Catherine and North Fifth will be closed to traffic for road, sidewalk and utility improvements. 

Detroit Street will be open on weekends for the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, and it may reopen on week nights as construction operations are completed.​

Northbound curb lane at State and Hoover: Feb., 1, 2018 - TBA. Beginning on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, the northbound curb lane of State, just before the intersection with Hoover, will be closed to vehicle traffic. A broken traffic signal pole had been discovered and needs to be replaced, therefore a temporary traffic signal will be occupying the vehicle lane until a replacement pole arrives. 

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.

General Spring Weight Restriction Bulletin #7

Effective Friday, March 23, 2018 at 6:00 AM, weight restrictions will be lifted from the southern Michigan border north to and including M-43 in Van Buren County east to I-69/I-96 in Eaton County (on the West side of Lansing), then north on I-69/I-96 in Eaton County and continuing on I-69 east to Port Huron, St. Cl​air County. Frost restrictions are still in effect for the remainder of the state and will be imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways north of the M-43, I-69 line.

State trunkline highways typically carry M, I, or US designations. Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling 1-800-787-8960. For companies located in Canada or New Jersey, information may be obtained by calling 517-373-6256.

  • ​On routes designated as "All Season Routes" (green or gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be no reduction in legal axle weight. 
  • On routes designated as "Seasonal" (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be a weight reduction of 25% for rigid pavements and 35% for flexible pavements. 
Extended permits will be valid for oversize only in the weight restricted area.

Single trip permits will not be issued for overweight loads or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length in the weight restricted area.

Detailed Weight Restriction information may be obtained by linking to

Please refer to the MDOT Truck Operator's Map for route designations.

Special events​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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

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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