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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. 

Miller Avenue at First Street: Monday, Oct. 26–Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Beginning at 9 a.m., on Monday, Oct. 26, Miller Avenue will be closed to through traffic at the intersection of First Street. Westbound traffic will be detoured southbound on Main Street to westbound on Huron Street to north​ bound​ on Seventh Street then to Miller Avenue. Eastbound traffic will be detoured southbound on Seventh Street to eastbound on Huron Street to northbound on Main Street back to Miller Avenue. Local traffic will be maintained.

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

Portions of West Madison Street, South Fifth Avenue, Holl Street, South Division Street and East Hoover Avenue to Close to Through Traffic Monday, Oct. 26, at 9 a.m.– Monday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m.
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Location and Limits of Affected Area:
  • West Madison Street from South Main Street to South Fifth Avenue.
  • South Fifth Avenue from West Madison Street to Hill Street.
  • Hill Street between Main Street and South Division Street.
  • South Division Street from Hill Street to East Hoover Avenue.
  • East Hoover Avenue from South Division Street to Sybil Street.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26,  eastbound traffic intending to travel on the streets noted above will be detoured north on Main Street and southeast on Packard Street. Westbound traffic intending to go through this area would need to go northwest on Packard Street and south on Main Street. While through traffic will be detoured, access for local traffic will be maintained.

Emergency vehicles should follow the detours. During construction, the contractor will maintain pedestrian traffic and detour it as required.

Liberty Street at First Street: Saturday, Oct. 24–Wednesday, Oct. 28​, 2020​​Beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, Liberty Street will be closed leading up to the intersection of First Street for road paving. Vehicles traveling westbound on Liberty​ Street will be detoured south on Main Street, west on William Street, then north on Second Street back to Liberty Street. Vehicles travelling eastbound will be detoured south on Second Street, east on William Street, then north on Ashley Street back to Liberty Street. Local traffic will be maintained between Second and First streets and between First and Main Street.

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, Oct. 24, 2020, and the road reopened to vehicle traffic.  ​​

Maiden Lane between Broadway Street and Island Drive: Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 9 a.m.– Tuesday, Oct. 20​, at 5 p.m. Beginning 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, Maiden Lane between Broadway Street and Island Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic. Northwest-bound traffic intending to access Pontiac Trail via Moore Street, follow Fuller Road westbound from East Medical Center Drive; then continue westbound o​n Fuller Street at the Glen Avenue intersection; then turn left onto southbound Carey Street; then turn right onto westbound East Summit Street; then right onto northbound North Division Street; continue northeast bound on Broadway Street to turn left onto Moore Street. 

Northwest-bound traffic intending to access Plymouth Road may follow the above detour or continue northwest bound on Maiden Lane to Island Drive; then turn left on Island Drive to Wall Street; then turn right onto Wall Street to Broadway Street; then turn right onto Broadway Street and continue to Plymouth Road. 

Southwest-bound traffic on Plymouth Road intending to access southeast bound Maiden Lane will turn right on Moore Street; then left on Pontiac Trail; then follow southbound Pontiac Trail to Swift Street; then left onto Broadway Street; right onto Wall Street to Island Drive; then turn right onto Maiden Lane.

Northeast-bound North Division Street and northeast-bound Broadway Street intending to access southeast-bound Maiden Lane will turn right on Wall Street; continue to Island Drive; then turn right on Maiden Lane.

Emergency vehicles should follow the detours. Pedestrian traffic will have access on the northeast side of Maiden Lane and will not need to follow a pedestrian detour.​

First Street from Miller to Huron: Monday, Sept. 28-Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, First Street will be closed to through traffic between Miller and Huron for road improvements. Local traffic will be maintained. Pedestrian through ​traffic will be maintained on one side of the street at all times. Work is expected to be completed by November 21, 2020 and the road reopened to vehicle traffic.  ​

Granger Avenue from South State Street to Packard Street: Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 7 a.m.– Friday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. Granger Avenue remains closed in both directions between South State Street and Packard Street with through traffic being detoured via Packard Street, East Stadium Boulevard, South Industrial Highway, Stimson Street, and South State Street. One-way local traffic to residences is being maintained in the eastbound direction on Granger Avenue between South State Street and Packard Street. Work is expected to be completed by Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, weather permitting.

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

Ann Street at First: Wednesday, July 29–Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020​. Beginning on Wednesday, July 29Ann Street will be closed at the intersection of First Street to allow for curb and gutter as well as roadway work as ​part of the DDA’s First and Ashley Improvements Project.

Westbound traffic will b​e 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.  ​

Barton Drive from M-14 to Pontiac Trail: 7 a.m. Tuesday May 26-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct.​ 31, 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.​​

South University Avenue, between South State Street and East University Avenue: Monday, Apr. 27 – Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. South University Avenue remains closed to traffic in the eastbound and westbound directions between South State Street and East University Avenue for utility and street improvements. Traffic is being detoured via South State Street, Hill Street and Church Street.

The contractor will maintain pedestrian traffic during construction.


​​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 Nov. 1​, 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. ​

Michigan Football 2020/221- Oct. 31, Nov. 4, Nov. 28, Dec. 5. The closures  of the northbound lane of Main Street between Pauline and Stadium​ will be effective one hour before the start of each game through one hour after the conclusion of each game.  The football games are expected to begin at either noon, 3:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. on the dates above.

Vehicle access from the neighborhood streets onto the closed area of South Main Street would be either prohibited or restricted at police-controlled access points depending on the street to accommodate people needing ingress or egress to properties fronting South Main Street that have no side-street access. The closed portion of the street will remain available for pedestrian use and emergency vehicle response to the area.  East Keech between South Main and Kipke Drive will have a soft closure.​


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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