Downtown Ann Arbor streets closing Thursday to make more space for businesses, pedestrians

Select closures to last April 1-August 30

A sale happening outside of State Street shop Bivouac. (Main Street Ann Arbor)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Starting Thursday, several streets in downtown Ann Arbor will close to cars allowing for more outdoor dining and shopping during the spring and summer.

The Downtown Ann Arbor Pedestrian Mall will provide additional space facilitating safer physical distancing practices as community members visit businesses and restaurants.

The closures will run from Thursday, April 1 to August 30.

This year, some streets will be closed every day of the week while other closures will only take place from 4 p.m. on Thursdays to 6 a.m. on Mondays.

Here’s which streets will close:

Week-long closures:

  • Washington Street from Ashley Street to Main Street
  • Maynard Street on the east side or northbound portion between Liberty to William streets

Thursdays at 4 p.m. to Mondays at 6 a.m.:

  • Main Street between William to Washington streets
  • East Liberty Street from Ashley Street to Fourth Avenue
  • Liberty Street between Maynard to State streets
  • State Street from Washington Street to William Street

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, similar street closures first took place in the summer of 2020.

About the Author:

Sarah has worked for WDIV since June 2018. She covers community events, good eats and small businesses in Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from Grand Valley State University.