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.
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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 http://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/traffic/Pages/Road-and-Lane-Closure.aspx

Current Traffic Advisories

Central Campus

  • South Fifth Avenue and East William Street intersection closure (August 22-24)

    August 22, 2019 - August 24, 2019 Expected to begin on Thursday, August 22, and last through Saturday, August 24, the intersection of South Fifth Avenue and East William Street will be closed for water main installation. Southbound South Fifth Avenue traffic will be detoured westbound on East Liberty Street, southbound on South Main Street and eastbound on East Madison Street to South Fifth Avenue. Eastbound East William Street traffic will be detoured southbound on South Fourth Avenue, eastbound on Packard Street and northbound on South Division Street to East William Street. Pedestrian through traffic will be maintained on one side of the street at all times. City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update
  • South State Street Closure (August 24-25)

    August 24, 2019 - August 25, 2019 Beginning on Saturday morning, August 24, and expected to last through the end of the day on Sunday, August 25, South State Street will be closed between East Huron Street and East Washington Street for ongoing DTE utility work. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on one side of the street at all times. Please see the Temporary Traffic Control Plan S. State detour map. For more information on street closures and detours visit https://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/traffic/Pages/Road-and-Lane-Closure.aspx. Details on AAATA bus route detours can be found at http://www.theride.org/Schedules-Maps-and-Tools/Service-Alerts. City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update
  • UPDATE: Hill Street and Church Street Road Closures (August 12-31)

    August 12, 2019 - August 31, 2019 Expected to begin on Monday morning, August 12, and last through Saturday, August 31, Church Street between Hill Street and Willard Street will be closed in both directions for ongoing work associated with a DTE multi-phased utility project. At the same time, Hill Street, between South Forest Avenue and Church Street, continues to be closed and is expected to reopen by end of the day on Saturday, August 17. Please see the Temporary Traffic Control Plan Hill MAP. For more information on street closures and detours visit https://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/traffic/Pages/Road-and-Lane-Closure.aspx. City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update
  • East Huron Street lane closure (July 8-late September)

    July 08, 2019 - September 30, 2019 Beginning on Monday, July 8, and expected to last through the end of September, the southernmost, eastbound lane of Huron Street from Fletcher Street through the Glen Avenue intersection will be closed for utility work at the Power Center. Through and left-turn traffic will be maintained. The adjacent sidewalk will also be closed and pedestrians will be directed to the north side of East Huron Street. U-M Traffic Update
  • Early notice: Church/Geddes/Washtenaw/Huron rolling street closures: Expected mid-August through mid-December

    August 15, 2019 - December 15, 2019 Anticipated to begin in mid-August and potentially lasting into mid-December, a DTE multi-phased utility project will result in consecutive rolling street segment closures along Church Street from Hill Street to North University, Geddes Avenue from North University to Washtenaw Avenue and Washtenaw Avenue from Geddes Avenue to East Huron Street at Glen Avenue. Additional information will be shared in upcoming traffic updates as the exact timing, areas of construction, and detours are determined. City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update

Central Campus, Hill Area and North Campus

  • Upcoming road, sidewalk, and parking closures for 2019 Student Move-In (August 28-30)

    August 28, 2019 - August 30, 2019 This year’s move-in parking and traffic operations are expected to be similar to previous years. Move-In 2019 will take place Wednesday, August 28, through Friday, August 30. The increased traffic this activity brings may create traffic delays and will necessitate parking space closures and alterations to the city and U-M transit systems. The following information is provided to assist in planning for this annual activity. STREET ADJUSTMENTS

    With the cooperation of the City of Ann Arbor, some streets in the immediate vicinity of residence halls will have altered traffic-flows from 6:00 AM on Wednesday, August 28, until 11:00 PM on Friday, August 30. Traffic alterations will occur on the following streets:

    • Thompson Street:  One-way traffic flow southbound between East Jefferson Street and Packard Street
    • East Madison Street:  Closed from S. Division Street to Thompson Street; One-way traffic flow eastbound between Thompson Street and S. State Street
    • East Washington Street: One-way traffic flow westbound between Fletcher Street and Thayer Street
    • East Ann Street:  One-way traffic flow eastbound between Zina Pitcher Place and Observatory Street
    • Observatory Street: One-way traffic flow southbound between East Ann Street and Geddes Avenue
    • Oxford: Parking reserved for move-in from Hill Street to Geddes Avenue
    For more details, please see the 2019 Student Move In map. PARKING IMPACTS Most, if not all, parking meters in the immediate vicinity of residence halls will be bagged and reserved for students and families who display the proper Move-In unloading permit. Several university parking lots will be converted to Move-In use ONLY for the duration of Move-In.  University lots that will be impacted Wednesday, August 28, through Friday, August 30, are as follows:
    • Lot M28 (on Washington Heights)
    • Lot M95 (just east of Markley Hall) - west half of lot will be for Move-In participants
    • Lot E1 (on North University Court across from Stockwell Hall)
    • Palmer Drive Parking Structure (N26) - all Visitor parking will be for Move-In participants
    • W16 ("Triangle") Lot (Thompson at Madison and Packard)
    • NC32 (on Baits Drive south of Baits II housing) - 20 spaces will be for Move-In participants
    BUS ROUTE ADJUSTMENTS Both the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (http://www.theride.org/Schedules-Maps-and-Tools/Service-Alerts) and University Logistics, Transportation & Parking (http://ltp.umich.edu/news/transit-alerts.php) will be modifying some bus routes to accommodate the changes in traffic flow.  Please visit their websites for details.

    Once again, uniformed DPSS Security Officers and University Police Officers will be on site during Move-In and will aid in maintaining efficient traffic-flow in the residence hall areas.  For additional information about Student Move-In 2019, please see http://www.housing.umich.edu/move-in-info.

    U-M Traffic Update

Medical Center Campus

  • Broadway Street Road Closure (Aug 19-Oct 9)

    August 19, 2019 - October 09, 2019 Expected to begin Monday morning, August 19, and last through Wednesday, October 9, Broadway Street at Traver Creek will be closed for utility work and intersection reconstruction. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained. Please see the Broadway detour map. City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update

North Campus

  • NC91 Parking Lost Closure (May 28-August 30)

    May 28, 2019 - August 30, 2019 Beginning Tuesday, May 28, with expected completion by Friday, August 30, parking lot NC91 has been closed for reconstruction. Sidewalk and road closures will be in place. City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update

Ross Athletic Campus

  • South State Street Closures (August 2-29)

    August 02, 2019 - August 29, 2019 It is expected that between Friday, August 2, and Thursday, August 29, South State Street will be closed in both directions to through traffic between East Hoover Avenue and Stimson Street for work associated with the Hoover/Greene/Hill improvement project and a DTE project. Only local traffic and driveway access will be permitted on South State Street between East Hoover Avenue and Arch Street and between Granger Avenue and Stimson Street. It is anticipated that South State Street between East Hoover Avenue and Arch Street will open back up on Wednesday, August 14. A transitional detour for northbound South State Street traffic will be signed in the field for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (August 2-4). On Monday morning, August 5, the City expects to put in place a detour for north and south bound traffic on South State Street per the Temporary Traffic Control Plan S. State map. NOTE: For the LaLiga-Siere A Cup soccer event at the University of Michigan Stadium, all of South State Street will be opened in both directions starting Friday evening, August 9, and will close again on Monday morning, August 12, per the above mentioned restrictions. For more information on City of Ann Arbor street closures and traffic updates, please visit https://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/traffic/Pages/Road-and-Lane-Closure.aspx. Details on AAATA bus route detours can be found at http://www.theride.org/Schedules-Maps-and-Tools/Service-Alerts. City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update
  • UPDATED SCHEDULE: South State Street Closures (through August 29)

    August 19, 2019 - August 29, 2019 The closure of the intersection of South State Street and East Hoover Avenue has been extended through Thursday, August 29, for work associated with the Hoover/Greene/Hill improvement project. Beginning on Monday morning, August 19, and expected to last through Thursday afternoon, August 29, it is anticipated that the southbound lanes of South State Street will be closed between Stimson Street and Oakbrook Drive for work associated with a DTE multi-phased utility project. Please see the South State Street detour map. For more information on street closures and detours visit https://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/traffic/Pages/Road-and-Lane-Closure.aspx. Details on U-M and AAATA bus route detours can be found at https://ltp.umich.edu/news/transit-alerts.php and http://www.theride.org/Schedules-Maps-and-Tools/Service-Alerts. City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update
  • Greene Street road closure (July 22-August 30)

    July 22, 2019 - August 30, 2019 Expected to begin on Monday morning, July 22, and last through, Friday, August 30, Greene Street will be closed in both directions between East Hoover Avenue and just north of Kipke Drive as part of the ongoing work associated with the Hoover/Greene/Hill utility, road and sidewalk improvement project. Northbound Greene Street traffic will be detoured west on East Keech Avenue, north on South Main Street and east on Hill Street. Southbound Greene Street traffic will be detoured west on Hill Street, south on South Main Street and east on East Keech Avenue. Parking access to the lot SC2 will be maintained via its south entrance on Keech Avenue. The SC32 visitor lot will be closed. Access to Kipke Drive will be maintained at Keech Avenue. View Hoover Pedestrian Detours beginning August 12.

    For additional information about the project, visit the City of Ann Arbor's project page where you can sign up to receive email notifications at https://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/Pages/Hoover,-Greene,-&-Hill-Improvement-Project.aspx

    Details on U-M bus route detours can be found at https://ltp.umich.edu/news/transit-alerts.php.

    City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update
  • South State Street lane closures (June-August)

    June 01, 2019 - August 31, 2019 Expected to start in early June and last through late August, rolling lane closures will occur on South State Street between Oakbrook Drive and Stimson Street for road resurfacing. Two-way traffic, access to properties and pedestrian and cycling traffic will be maintained. City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update