Downtown Ann Arbor street closures begin

Ann Arbor's Main Street. (Destination Ann Arbor)

ANN ARBOR – This summer, several streets in the downtown area will be closing to cars on weekends to allow for expanded shopping and patio services for bars, restaurants and retail businesses.

Ann Arbor City Council recently approved the closures to help businesses facilitate safer physical distancing practices during the health crisis.

The street closures will last until 8 p.m. on Sunday and will be put into place every weekend until Aug. 23.

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 include:

  • Church Street from South University to Willard Street
  • Detroit Street from East Kingsley Avenue to North Fifth Avenue
  • Forest Street alley

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