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.

Road closure

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 734-764-9289.

Additional Resources
Information regarding U-M and Ann Arbor road closures, as well as AAATA and U-M bus detours can be found here:

City of Ann Arbor


CITY PROJECT UPDATE: East Medical Center Drive Alternating Lane Closures

The start of the City of Ann Arbor Rehabilitation and Widening of the East Medical Center Drive Bridge project has been delayed; additional information will be provided in future traffic updates as it becomes available from the City.

University of Michigan


NEW: Washtenaw Avenue Lane Closure (February 20-end of March)

Expected to begin on Tuesday, February 20, and last through the end of March, a small segment of the eastern, northbound lane on Washtenaw Avenue just past Geddes will be closed for utility work associated with the Hadley Family Recreation and Well-Being Center. Tapering for the lane closure will begin just south of the Geddes intersection. It’s anticipated that the adjacent sidewalk will be closed. Additionally, the eastern Washtenaw sidewalk between Geddes Avenue and Palmer Drive is expected to be closed from Monday, February 26, through Friday, March 1, for sidewalk repairs. Pedestrian detours will be posted in the field.

UPDATE: East University Avenue Lane Closure (February 24)

Expected to be in place on Saturday, February 24, one lane of East University Avenue, between South University Avenue and Hill Street, will be closed for utility work at the School of Education building.  Two-way traffic will be maintained with flaggers; however, cars will occasionally have to stop to allow oncoming traffic to pass.

East Madison Street and South Fifth Avenue Road Closures (January 22-early April)

Anticipated to begin early Monday morning, January 22, and last into early April, East Madison Street, between South Main Street and South Division Street, and South Fifth Avenue, between Packard and Hill Streets, will be closed in both directions to through traffic for utility work associated with the New Michigan Marching Band Practice Field.

  • Westbound E. Madison traffic will be detoured northwest on Packard to S. Main and south on S. Main back to E. Madison. 
  • Eastbound E. Madison traffic will be detoured north on S. Main and southeast on Packard back to E. Madison. 
  • Northbound S. Fifth traffic will be detoured west on Hill to S. Division, north on S. Division to Packard and northwest on Packard back to S. Fifth.  
  • Southbound S. Fifth traffic will be detoured northwest on Packard to S. Main and south on S. Main back to Hill. 

S. Fourth between Packard and East Madison will remain open for local access only and S. Fifth between Packard and E. Madison will be temporarily converted to a two-way street for local traffic only; a temporary signal will be in place on northbound S. Fifth at Packard.  Local access to businesses on E. Madison and the closed section of S. Fifth will be maintained. Parking on the east side of S. Fifth will be closed and pedestrian traffic will be maintained along the north side of E. Madison. Emergency vehicles are advised to follow the detour route.  Please see the detour map.

For more information, contact Michael Cipriano, American Campus Communities, at 512-732-1000 or

UPDATE: Washtenaw Avenue and East Huron Street Lane and Sidewalk Closures (Through Late February 2024)

Lane closures on Washtenaw Avenue/East Huron Street between Palmer Drive and North Ingalls Street are currently in place for work associated with the New Building for the College of Pharmacy. One lane of north/westbound traffic will be maintained at all times on Washtenaw/East Huron and the left turn from Washtenaw onto Palmer Drive, the right turn from Huron onto Glen Avenue and the left turn from Huron onto Fletcher Street will be maintained. Eastbound lane closures will also be in place on East Huron Street on either side of Fletcher to accommodate westbound Huron traffic; one through lane of traffic will be maintained.

Additionally, the northern sidewalk adjacent to East Huron Street will be closed between Ingalls and Glen Avenue; pedestrian detours will be posted in the field.

Intermittent Sidewalk Closure at School of Social Work (Through March 2024)

Currently in place, and anticipated to remain through March 2024, the School of Social Work’s western sidewalk will be closed intermittently between South University Avenue and the Marsal Family School of Education for utility work. North- and southbound pedestrian detours can be made from either Tappan or East University Avenue.  Signage for the detours will be posted in the field.

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