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

MEDICAL CENTER CAMPUS

UPDATE: East Medical Center Drive (EMCD) Alternating Lane Closures (March 25-fall)

Expected to begin on Monday, March 25, the first phase of work on the City’s EMCD Bridge Widening and Rehabilitation project will begin. This phase of work is expected to last through April; the overall project is still expected to last through the late fall. During this first phase, intermittent lane closures will be in place on east and westbound Fuller Road (across from the entrance to Fuller Park Pool) and east and westbound EMCD and WMCD; traffic shifts will occur but two-way traffic will be maintained. Sidewalk closures will be in place on the west side of EMCD; pedestrians will be detoured to the east side of EMCD via accessible pathways/routes. Drivers are advised to avoid the area and seek an alternate route if possible.

Additional information regarding details of the work and impacts will be shared in future updates as the timing becomes available. For additional information about this project as it evolves, please contact Francisca Chan, City of Ann Arbor project manager, at FChan@a2gov.org or 734.794.6410 or visit the City’s project website.

CENTRAL CAMPUS

North State Street Closure (underway through April 12)

Currently in place, and expected to last through April 12, N. State Street, between E. Ann and E. Huron Streets will be closed in both directions for utility work.  Northbound N. State  traffic will be detoured west on E. Huron, north on S. Division and east on E. Ann back to N. State Street. Southbound vehicles will be detoured east on E. Ann, south on N. Thayer and west on E. Huron back to N. State Street. Pedestrian traffic on the west side of North State Street will be detoured to the east side of North State.

Monroe and Tappan Streets Road Closures (Saturday, April 6)

Monroe Street, between Tappan and South State, and Tappan Street, between Monroe and South University Avenue, is expected to be closed on Saturday, April 6 from the early morning into the evening for the Monroe Street Fair.  See attached map for details.

For additional information, please contact Debra Williams at the City at 734.794.6000×42198 or dewilliams@a2gov.org.

Hill Street Road and Lane Closures (March 4 through Mid August)

Expected to begin on Monday, March 4, and last through mid August, a series of phased, road and lane closures on Hill Street between South Fifth Avenue and Church Street will be in place for a number of utility and roadway improvements. Bike lane detours will be posted on S. State and on Packard. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the sidewalks with detours posted as necessary during sidewalk replacement.

  • Mid March through Mid June: Hill Street will be closed in both directions between South Fifth Avenue and South State Street. Northbound S. State lanes will be closed at the Packard intersection. The southbound S. State vehicle lane will shift to the east side of the street between Hill and Packard. The Packard/Hill and South Division/Hill intersections will also be closed. The following detours will be in place:
    • Westbound Hill: North on Church, west on South University, north on South State, west on William and south on S. Main back to Hill
    • Eastbound Hill: North on Main, east on William, and south on State Street and back to Hill
    • Northbound South State: West on Hoover, north on Main, and east on William back to South State
    • Northbound Packard: West on Stadium and north on Main back to Packard
    • Southbound Packard: South on Main and east on Stadium back to Packard
  • Mid June through Mid August: Alternating lane closures on Hill Street between South Fifth Avenue and Church will be in place. Additional information regarding timing and impacts will be shared in future updates as it becomes available from the City.  

Click here for U-M LTP information about bus routes and stops affected as well as key recommendations.

For additional information about this project as it evolves, please contact Theresa Bridges, City of Ann Arbor project manager, at tbridges@a2gov.org or 734.794.6410 ext. 43672.   You can also visit the City’s project website.

CENTRAL AND ROSS ATHLETIC CAMPUSES

Sidewalk Congestion: South State, Hill, East University and South University (Sunday, April 7)

On Sunday, April 7, it’s anticipated that for a few hours in the early to mid-afternoon, the Out of Darkness walk will take place on several sidewalks throughout the Ross Athletic and Central Campuses.  The sidewalks and streets will remain open; however, there could be some slight traffic congestion as the walkers cross the roads.  Please see the attached route map.

For additional information, please contact Debra Williams at the City at 734.794.6000×42198 or dewilliams@a2gov.org.

DOWNTOWN

Main Street Closures (Friday, April 5 and Sunday, April 7)

The following Main Street closures are expected to be in place:

  • April 5, between Huron and Liberty, noon to very late on Friday for the Fool Moon event
  • April 7, between Washington and William, noon to early evening for the FestiFools Parade

For additional information, please contact Debra Williams at the City at 734.794.6000×42198 or dewilliams@a2gov.org.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

CENTRAL CAMPUS

UPDATE: East Madison Street and South Fifth Avenue Road Closures (January 22-early May)

Currently underway and expected to last into early May, 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. The following detours will be in place:

  • Westbound E. Madison: Northwest on Packard and south on S. Main back to E. Madison 
  • Eastbound W. Madison: North on S. Main and southeast on Packard back to E. Madison 
  • Southbound S. Fifth: Northwest on Packard and south on S. Main back to Hill 

Access to parking lots M40 and W32 will continue to be maintained via Hill Street and S. Fifth Avenue. Access to the Madison Building will continue to be maintained from the north via Packard and S. Fourth. Access to the Perry Building will be maintained from the east via Packard and E. Madison. Parking on the east side of S. Fifth will be closed and pedestrian traffic will be maintained along the north side of E. Madison.

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.  Emergency vehicles are advised to follow the detour route.

For more information, contact Michael Cipriano, American Campus Communities, at 512-732-1000 or mcipriano@americancampus.com.

UPDATE: Washtenaw Avenue and East Huron Street Lane and Sidewalk Closures (Through November 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 July 2024)

Currently in place, and anticipated to remain through July 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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