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North Fifth Avenue, between Catherine Street and Kingsley Street: Thursday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Beginning 9 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 3, southbound traffic on North Fifth Avenue will be detoured to south on North Fourth Avenue, then east on Catherine Street, then south on North Fifth Avenue. Traffic on Detroit Street, between Catherine Street and Kingsley Street, will be restricted.  These detours are necessary​ for the Ann Arbor Public Schools to connect a new 8-inch fire service lead.  

North Fourth Avenue between East Huron Street and East Ann Street​: Tuesday, July 27, at 7 a.m.-Friday, July 30, 2021, at 5 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, July 27, 2021, ​D. Macro subcontractor for RL Coolsaet, on behalf of DTE, will be closing North Fourth Avenue between East Huron Street and East Ann Street to restore the asphalt, sidewalk and curb, along with installation of brick pavers. 

Vehicular traffic will observe the following detour: Northbound traffic will be detoured east onto East Huron to north on North Division Street, to west on Catherine Street, and back south North Fourth Avenue. Southbound traffic will be pushed east on to East Ann Street, south on South Fifth Avenue, to west on East Huron Street, and finally south on South Fourth Avenue.

Pedestrian traffic will observe the following detour: In the first phase of construction, all foot traffic will be diverted to the sidewalk on the east side of the road. In the second phase, foot traffic will be diverted to the sidewalk on the west side of North Fourth Ave.​​​​

First and Ashley Improvements Project: 

  • ​First Street and Kingsley Street from Main Street to Huron Street, Tuesday, July 20 through Thursday, July 22. 
  • First Street at Miller Avenue, Friday, July 23 through Saturday, July 24 and Saturday, July 24 ​through Monday, July 26.
  • Ashley Street at Ann Street, Saturday, July 24 (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • First Street and Kingsley Street from Main to Miller, Saturday, July 24 (7 a.m. to 12 p.m.), and then Tuesday, July 27 through Saturday, July 31.​
Temporary Construction Traffic Control Plans:

Inclement Weather Note: Please note, if rain occurs on Saturday, July 24, work and associated detours will be delayed to instead begin Monday, July 26, at 7 a.m. until Monday, July 26, at noon.

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20:

First Street and Kingsley Street will be closed to thru traffic from Main Street to Huron Street to allow for paving. Vehicles traveling westbound on Kingsley Street will be detoured south on Main Street, then west on Huron Street back to First Street. Local traffic will be maintained between Ashley Street and Ann Street, and local businesses will remain open and accessible.

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, July 23:

The intersection of First Street and Miller Avenue will be closed to allow for paving. Vehicles traveling westbound on Kingsley Street will be detoured south on Main Street, then west on Huron Street back to First Street. Vehicles travelling eastbound on Miller Avenue will be detoured south on Seventh Street, east on Huron Street and north on Main Street back to Miller/Catherine. Vehicles travelling westbound on Catherine/Miller will be detoured south on Main Street, west on Huron Street and north on Seventh Street back to Miller Avenue. Local traffic will be maintained on Miller Ave and First Street, and local businesses will remain open and accessible. This closure will remain in place until Saturday, July 24 at 7 a.m., at which time the intersection will open temporarily to accommodate the Ann/Ashley intersection detour below. This closure will then be reinstated on Saturday, July 24, at noon until Tuesday, July 27 at 5 p.m., at which time the intersection will be opened to vehicle traffic. Please see inclement weather note.

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 24:

The intersection of Ashley Street and Ann Street will be closed to allow for paving. Vehicles traveling westbound on Ann Street will be detoured north on 4th Avenue, then west on Miller Avenue, then south on First Street back to Ann Street. Vehicles traveling eastbound on Ann Street will be detoured south on First Street, then east on Huron Street, then north on Division Street back to Ann Street. Vehicles traveling northbound on Ashley Street will be detoured east on Huron St, then north on Division Street, then west on Catherine Street/Miller Ave back to Ashley Street. Local traffic will be maintained on Ann Street and Ashley Street, and local businesses will remain open and accessible. This work is expected to be completed by noon on Saturday, July 24, 2021, and the intersection reopened to vehicle traffic. Please see inclement weather note.

First Street and Kingsley Street will be closed to thru traffic from Main Street to Miller Street to allow for paving improvements. Vehicles traveling westbound on Kingsley Street will be detoured south on Ashley Street, then west on Miller Avenue back to First Street. At noon on Saturday, July 24, 2021, this detour will end, and the closure below will be reinstated. Please see inclement weather note.

Beginning at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 24:

The intersection of First Street and Miller Avenue will be closed to allow for paving. Vehicles traveling westbound on Kingsley Street will be detoured south on Main Street, then west on Huron Street back to First Street. Vehicles travelling eastbound on Miller Avenue will be detoured south on Seventh Street, east on Huron Street and north on Main Street back to Miller/Catherine. Vehicles travelling westbound on Catherine/Miller will be detoured south on Main Street, west on Huron Street and north on Seventh Street back to Miller Avenue. Local traffic will be maintained on Miller Ave and First Street, and local businesses will remain open and accessible. This work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. on Tuesday,  July 27, at which time *Miller Avenue will be opened to vehicle traffic. *First Street and Kingsley Street, from Main to Miller, will remain closed for one more day, until 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 28.​ Please see inclement weather note. ​(*updated 7/27/21)

Beginning at 7 a.m. on *Thursday, July 29:

First Street and Kingsley Street will be closed to through traffic from *Ashley Street to Miller Street to allow for paving improvements. Vehicles traveling westbound on Kingsley Street will be detoured south on Ashley Street, then west on Miller Avenue back to First Street. Local traffic will be maintained between Ashley St and Miller Ave, and local businesses will remain open and accessible. This work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. on **Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, and the road reopened to vehicle traffic.  (*​updated 7/27/21)

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

For the safety of all, please reduce speeds and drive cautiously through work zone. The city thanks motorists in advance for their patience.

Beakes Street, South Forest Avenue, Hill Street, East Liberty Street, West Liberty Street, East Madison Street, Newport Road, and Pontiac Street: Wednesday, July 21– Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. Beginning on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, as part of the city's Preventative Maintenance Project, work will start on Pontiac Street and, once complete, will progress in order to East Madison Street, Hill Street, South Forest Avenue, Beakes Street, Newport Road, East Liberty Street, and West Liberty Street. Intermittent lane closures will be in place ​on these streets and the contractor will maintain traffic in both directions of travel utilizing flagging operations with exception to Beakes Street, which is a one-way street. This work, which includes asphalt patching, will occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and is expected to be complete by Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, weather permitting.

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

Jackson Avenue at the Intersection of Maple Road: Monday, July 19, at 9 a.m.– Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 8 p.m.​ Beginning Monday, July 19, 2021, eastbound and westbound traffic on Jackson Avenue at Maple Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction. to allow for emergency reconstruction of North Maple Road at Jackson to continue. Traffic will be shifted to the south side of the intersection away from the work area to accommodate this construction.

Construction will continue between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is expected to be completed by Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, weather permitting. During construction, the contractor will maintain pedestrian traffic and detour it as required.

*The 20-inch watermain that broke at the Maple/Jackson intersection caused damage to the roadway, especially on the steep slope on Maple towards the entrance to Vet's Park. The damage included the undermining of the existing pavement and curbs, and thus could not be easily patched and reopened. Instead, the road needs to be completely rebuilt from the base up, which takes significantly more time. 

North Maple Road from Jackson Avenue to the Veterans Memorial Park and Maple Village Plaza Driveways: Tuesday, July 6 at 7 a.m. – Tuesday, August 10 at 8 p.m.​ ​Presently, North Maple Road is closed to thru traffic in both directions between Jackson Avenue and Dexter Avenue as a result of the damages from a 20-inch diameter water main break. The city has engaged a contractor​ to begin repairs, which will begin on Tuesday, July 6. 

Northbound traffic is being detoured easterly on Jackson Avenue and West Huron Street, north on North Seventh Street and westerly on Miller Avenue back to North Maple Road. Southbound traffic is being detoured easterly on Dexter Avenue and then westerly on Jackson Avenue back to South Maple Road. Two-way local traffic is being maintained on North Maple Road from Dexter Avenue to the Veterans Memorial Park and Maple Village Plaza driveways.

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

*The 20-inch watermain that broke at the Maple/Jackson intersection caused damage to the roadway, especially on the steep slope on Maple towards the entrance to Vet's Park. The damage included the undermining of the existing pavement and curbs, and thus could not be easily patched and reopened. Instead, the road needs to be completely rebuilt from the base up, which takes significantly more time. ​

Ashley Street at Liberty Street — Wednesday, June 30–Thursday, July 31

Ashley Street at Washington Street — Wednesday, June 30–Thursday, July 31

 Ashley Street will be closed at the intersection of Liberty Street and Washington Street to allow for streetscape improvements as part of the DDA/City of Ann Arbor First and Ashley Improvements Project.  More information can be found at http://www.peoplefriendlystreets.org/first-and-ashley-project/.​​

Beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2021:

Ashley Street and Liberty Street will be closed leading up to the intersection of Ashley and Liberty. Vehicles traveling northbound on Ashley Street will be detoured east on William Street, then north on Fourth Avenue, then west on Huron Street back to Ashley Street. Vehicles traveling eastbound on Liberty Street will be detoured south on First Street, then east on William Street, then north on Fourth Avenue back to Liberty Street. Vehicles traveling westbound on Liberty Street will be detoured north on Fourth Avenue, then west on Huron Street, then south on First Street back to Liberty Street.

Local traffic will be maintained on Ashley and Liberty, and local businesses will remain open and accessible. Pedestrian through-traffic will be maintained on one side of the street at all times.

This work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2021, and the intersection reopened to westbound vehicle traffic on Liberty and northbound vehicle traffic on Ashley. Eastbound vehicle traffic on Liberty is expected to remain closed until Saturday, July 31, 2021.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2021:

Ashley Street and Washington Street will be closed to thru traffic leading up to the intersection of Ashley and Washington. Vehicles traveling northbound on Ashley Street will be detoured east on William Street, then north on Fourth Avenue, then west on Huron Street back to Ashley Street. Vehicles traveling eastbound on Washington Street will be detoured south on First Street, then east on William Street, then north on Fourth Avenue back to Washington Street. Vehicles traveling westbound on Washington Street will be detoured north on Fourth Avenue, then west on Huron Street, then south on First Street back to Washington Street. Local traffic will be maintained on Ashley and Washington, and local businesses will remain open and accessible. Pedestrian through-traffic will be maintained on one side of the street at all times. 

This work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2021, and the intersection reopened to eastbound vehicle traffic on Washington and northbound vehicle traffic on Ashley. Westbound vehicle traffic on Washington is expected to remain closed until Saturday, July 31, 2021.​

Geddes Road Water Main Project, Geddes Road from Huron Parkway to Earhart Road: Wednesday, June 16–Friday, Sept. 10. Beginning on Wednesday, June 16, both directions of Geddes Road will be closed at Earhart Road with only eastbound vehicle lanes open to local traffic between Huron Parkway and Earhart Road.

Westbound traffic will be routed north on Earhart Road, west on Glazier Way, and south on Huron Parkway to Geddes Road. Eastbound thru traffic will be detoured north on Huron Parkway, east on Glazier Way, and south on Earhart Road to Geddes Road.

South Industrial Highway Concrete Pavement Repair Project: 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 9–Friday, August 13, at 7 p.m. Beginning on Wednesday, June 9, southbound South Industrial Highway between East Eisenhower Parkway and Stimson Street will be maintained on the newly repaired east side (northbound side) of South Industrial Highway. Between Stimson and Stadium, one lane of northbound traffic and one lane of southbound traffic will be maintained on the east side (northbound side) of South Industrial. Westbound Stimson Street will be closed from South Industrial Highway.

​Fuller Court from Fuller Road to 2250 Fuller Court. Monday, April 19​, at 7 a.m.– Saturday, July 31, at 5​ p.m. Beginning on Monday, April 12, the eastbound lane of Fuller Court from Fuller Road to the 2000 block of Fuller Court will be closed as part of the Fuller Court Sidewalk Gap Project . Vehicles travelling eastbound on Fuller Court will be detoured along Fuller Road around the north side of the VA hospital. 

Liberty Street — Eastbound closure from First Street to Main Street (Thursday, March 25–Saturday, July 31)

Washington Street — Westbound closure from Main Street to First Street (Saturday, March 27–Saturday, July 31)

The intersections of Ashley/Liberty and Ashley/Washington will be closed as described below to allow for streetscape, paving and utility improvements as part of the Downtown Development Authority/City of Ann Arbor's First and Ashley Improvements Project.   

Temporary Construction Traffic Control Plan:

Beginning 7 a.m. Monday, March 25:

  • Liberty Street will be closed to eastbound traffic from First Street to Main Street to allow for streetscape improvements at the Ashley Street intersection and in anticipation of street closures to support outdoor dining. Vehicles traveling eastbound on Liberty Street will be detoured south on First Street, east on William Street, and north on Fourth Avenue back to Liberty Street. Local traffic will be maintained between First Street and Fourth Avenue. Through traffic on Ashley Street will be maintained as well as westbound (left) turns onto Liberty Street. This work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021, and the road reopened to vehicle traffic. 

Beginning 7 a.m. Saturday, March 27:

  • Washing​ton Street will be closed to westbound traffic from Main Street to First Street to allow for streetscape improvements at the Ashley Street intersection and in anticipation of street closures to support outdoor dining. Vehicles traveling westbound on Washington Street will be detoured north on Fourth Avenue, west on Huron Street, and south on First Street back to Washington Street. Local traffic will be maintained between Fourth Avenue and First Street. Through traffic on Ashley Street will be maintained. This work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021, and the road reopened to vehicle traffic. 

Broadway from Swift Street to East Summit Avenue: Tuesday, March 9, at 8 a.m.–Friday​, August 20, 2021. Beginning at 9 a.m.  on Tuesday, March 9, Broadway traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction across the bridges to allow work as part of the city's 2020 Bridge Capital Preventative Maintenance​ Repair project. Access to the Amtrak long-term parking lot located on the east side of the railroad tracks will be maintained at all times during the work. Patrons of Amtrak will be able to walk from the long-term parking lot, across the bridge, to the train station at all times during the work. The remaining pedestrian traffic travelling along Broadway will be diverted to the opposite side of street to allow the work to proceed. Signs directing pedestrians will be placed onsite.  ​

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. 


​​Special Events​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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

​Downtown closures for restaurant and retail use: Thursday, April 1-August 30, 2021. Closures will take place each week between 4 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Monday. ​ ​

  • Main Street from William to Washington (to close at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021)
  • West Liberty Street from Ashley to Main
  • East Liberty Street from Main to Fourth (to close at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021) ​and from Maynard to State
  • West Washington Street from Ashley to Main
  • State Street from Washington to William
  • Maynard Street on the east side or northbound portion only from Liberty to William
Liberty Street between South Fifth and Division will be closed for the Sonic Lunch special event on Thursdays, Aug. 6, 12, 19, 26 and Sept. 2, 2021, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.​

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

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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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