Traffic Advisories

Several exciting building and renovation projects are occurring on our campus. Project teams are coordinating their construction plans in order to expedite each project while keeping the safety of faculty, staff, students, construction workers and the public a top priority.

Put Safety First  – Please be mindful of all construction-related signage as well as fenced or barricaded areas.  These are placed for your safety and to keep you clear of construction activity.
Many of these projects impact the nearby streets, roadways and parking areas. This page is intended to inform employees, students and visitors about changes in vehicle and pedestrian traffic patterns near the construction areas. For questions about a specific project, please view the project site or call our U-M Construction Management Information line at 734-615-8440.

For more information on City of Ann Arbor street closures, please visit

Current Traffic Advisories

Ann Arbor West

  • Pauline Boulevard (West Stadium Boulevard to South Seventh Street) closure for utility work

    May 11, 2018 - September 01, 2018 Recently begun and scheduled to conclude on or around September 1, Pauline Boulevard between West Stadium Boulevard and South Seventh Street will be closed to through traffic for utility work, new curb and gutters, sidewalk improvements and road resurfacing. Westbound traffic on Pauline Boulevard will be directed south on South Seventh Street and west on West Stadium Boulevard. Eastbound Pauline Boulevard traffic will be directed north on West Stadium Boulevard, east on West Liberty Street and south on South Seventh Street. During construction, local access, access for emergency vehicles, garbage collection, mail delivery and pedestrian traffic will be maintained. City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update

Central Campus and Downtown

  • Road closures for 2018 Ann Arbor Art Fair and related events (July 15 – 22)

    July 15, 2018 - July 22, 2018 This year's Art Fair will be held July 19 - 22 and several streets that run through or next to campus will be closed beginning Sunday morning, July 15, for related events. The first event is the Townie Street Party on Monday, July 16, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The Townie Party will close North University Avenue between South Thayer Street and Fletcher Street. Setup for this event, which includes the road closure, will begin on Sunday morning, July 15. The Ann Arbor Mile, "Dart for Art" race is also scheduled for Monday, July 16, beginning on South State Street. The following streets will be closed from approximately 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday to accommodate this race event:
    • South State Street between East Washington Street and Monroe Street
    • Monroe Street between South State Street and Tappan Street
    • Tappan Street between Monroe Street and South University Avenue
    • South University Avenue between Tappan Street and South State Street
    • East Liberty Street between Maynard Street and South State Street
    • North University Avenue between South State Street and Thayer Street
    The remainder of the impacted streets for the Art Fairs will be closed for setup beginning at 7:00 AM on Wednesday morning, July 18, and will reopen by midnight on Sunday, July 22. Streets impacted are as follows:
    • Liberty Street​ from South Ashley Street to South State Street
    • South Thayer Street between East Washington Street and North University Avenue will have restricted access to the Kraus service lots C1 and C2 (permits required)
    • North University Avenue from South State Street to Fletcher Street
    • South State Street from East Washington Street to East Madison Street
    • East University Avenue from South University Avenue to Willard Street
    • South University Avenue from South State Street to South Forest Avenue
    • Church Street from south of the Church Street Parking Structure (525 Church Street) to Willard Street
    • Maynard Street from East Liberty Street to East Jefferson Street
    • East Jefferson Street from Maynard Street to Thompson Street
    • East William Street from South State Street to Thompson Street
    • Thompson Street - half a block south from East Liberty Street
    • South Main Street from East Huron Street to East William Street
    • East Washington Street between South State Street and Fletcher Street
    Art Fair hours will be Thursday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM and on Sunday from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Art Fairs take-down will begin at 6:00 PM Sunday, July 22. All impacted streets will return to prior operational levels by midnight Sunday. For more details, view the art fair map or visit the Art Fairs website at For information on detours to U-M and AAATA bus routes and changes in parking operations during the Art Fair please visit and
    City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update
  • Update: South State Street road repaving (July 12 – August 10)

    July 12, 2018 - August 10, 2018 The anticipated time frame has changed for the southbound lane closure on South State Street between Packard Street and East Hoover Avenue. Work is now anticipated to last through Friday, August 10. Normal two-way traffic will be temporarily reestablished during Art Fair and for the International Champions Cup soccer game at Michigan Stadium (July 28). City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update

North Campus

  • Hayward Street lane closure for utility installation (anticipated July 23 – August 3)

    July 23, 2018 - August 03, 2018 Anticipated to begin Monday, July 23 and lasting approximately 2 weeks, one lane of Hayward Street between Draper Drive and Hubbard Road will be closed to allow for utility installation in the street to support the new Ford Motor Company Robotics Building. Two-way vehicle traffic will be maintained by flaggers, and pedestrian traffic will be maintained. U-M Traffic Update
  • Southbound Huron Parkway lane closures

    June 25, 2018 - August 31, 2018 Beginning the week of June 25, and anticipated to last through Friday, August 31, a moving lane section of southbound Huron Parkway will be closed between Plymouth Road and just south of Hubbard Road for electrical conduit work to connect a new DTE substation (Apex) to an existing DTE substation (Phoenix). City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update