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Miller Avenue between Linda Vista Avenue and Chapin Street: Saturday, Sept. 19. On Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., Miller Avenue will be reduced to one lane of vehicle traffic operating intermittently in one direction at a time using flag control traffic to perform bike lane paving work.

The contractor will maintain pedestrian traffic and bicycle traffic.

West Stadium Boulevard (Pauline Boulevard to Hutchins Avenue): Thursday, Sept. 17– Friday, Sept. 18. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, intermittent single-lane closures in the eastbound and westbound directions will be in place as required to accommodate pavement work on West Stadium Boulevard between Pauline Boulevard and Hutchins Avenue. The contractor will maintain two-way traffic when performing this work and will use flagging operations at times to control traffic access and restrict certain turning movements to and from side streets and driveways. The lane closures​ will only be in place 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. while the contractor is working. Work is expected to be completed on Friday, Sept.18, 2020, weather permitting.

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

Thompson Street between Packard Street and East Liberty Street: Thursday, Sept. 17– Friday, Sept. 18. Beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, Thompson Street will be closed in the northbound direction for pavement work. Vehicle traffic will be detoured westerly on Packard Street, northerly on South Division Street, and easterly on East Liberty Street. The contractor will maintain southbound Thompson Street traffic. This detour will only be in place 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. while the contractor is working. Work is expected to be completed by Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, weather permitting.​

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

Boardwalk Drive from Victors Way to East Eisenhower Parkway and Victors Way from South State Street to Easterly End: Wednesday, Sept. 16– Thursday, Sept. 17. Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, Boardwalk Drive will close in the northbound direction with traffic being detoured westerly on Victors Way, northerly on South State Street and easterly on East Eisenhower Parkway. The contractor will maintain southbound Boardwalk Drive traffic. 

Additionally, Victors Way between South State Street and Boardwalk Drive will close in the eastbound direction with traffic being detoured northerly on South State Street, easterly on East Eisenhower Parkway and southerly on Boardwalk Drive. The contractor will maintain westbound Victors Way traffic and use flagging operations to control two-way traffic on Victors Way east of Boardwalk Drive. 

These detours will only be in place 7 a.m.–8 p.m. while the contractor is working and may operate simultaneously. Work is expected to be completed by Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, weather permitting.​

Dexter Avenue between North Maple Road and Jackson Avenue: Wednesday, Sept. 16– Thursday, Sept. 17. Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, Dexter Avenue will close in the westbound direction of travel with traffic being detoured westerly on Jackson Avenue and northerly on North Maple Road. The contractor will maintain eastbound Dexter Avenue traffic. This detour will only be in place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. while the contractor is working​. Work is expected to be completed by Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, weather permitting.

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

Observatory Street, between Ann Street and East Medical Center Drive: Monday, Sept. 14 at 9 a.m.– Friday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, southbound vehicle traffic on Observatory will be detoured west on Ann Street, north on Zina Pitcher Place, then west on Catherine Street, then north on East Medical Center Drive around the University Hospitals back to Observatory Street. This detour is in place for the installation​ of a new fire hydrant. 

Glazier Way between Huron Parkway and Green Road as well as ​​Green Road between Glazier Way and Plymouth Road: Monday, Sept. 14 – Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, Glazier Way will close in the eastbound direction with traffic being detoured northerly on Huron Parkway, east on Plymouth Road, and southerly on Green Road. The contractor will maintain westbound Glazier Way traffic. In addition, Green Road will close in the northbound direction with traffic being detoured westerly on Glazier ​Way, northerly on Huron Parkway, and easterly on Plymouth Rd. The contractor will maintain southbound Green Road traffic. These detours will only be in place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. while the contractor is working and will not operate simultaneously. Work is expected to be completed by Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, weather permitting.

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

Liberty Street at First Street: Monday, Sept. 14–Friday, Sept. 18, 2020​. Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, 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 no​rth 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 Street's 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. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and the road reopened to vehicle traffic.  ​

Broadway Street between Swift Street and Maiden Lane: Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 9 a.m.– Monday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, the right vehicle lane of northeast-bound Broadway Street will be closed from Swift Street to Maiden Lane for construction of a dedicated right turn lane. Pedestrians will be ​directed to cross from the southeast side of Broadway Street to the northwest side of Broadway Street at Swift Street.  ​​Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays.​

South Fifth Avenue at John Street: Wednesday, Sept. 9–Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Weather permitting, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 9 through Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, South Fifth Avenue will be closed at John Street.

Southbound Fifth Avenue traffic will be detoured west on Madison Street, south on Main Street, and east on Hill Street back to Fifth Avenue. ​Northbound Fifth Avenue traffic will be detoured west on Hill Street, north on South Main Street, and east on East Madison Street to South Fifth Avenue.

During construction, access for pedestrians will be maintained, with posted pedestrian detours. Emergency vehicle access to John Street will be maintained from South Division Street.​

Granger Avenue from South State Street to Packard Street: Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 7 a.m.– Saturday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. Effective Wednesday, Aug. 19, Granger Avenue is closed to through traffic in both directions between South State Street and Packard Street. During this closure, traffic will be detoured via Packard Street, East Stadium Boulevard, South Industrial Highway, Stimson Street, and South State Street. One-way traffic will be maintained in the eastbound direction on Granger Avenue between South State Street and Packard Street. Work is expected to be completed by Saturday, Oct. 3, 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. 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.​


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 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. ​

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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