Ann Arbor to temporarily close streets Thursday evening for Take Back the Night event

Closures to take place between 8-9 p.m.

A portion of South Ashley Street in downtown Ann Arbor closed to through traffic in March, 2021. (Sarah Parlette, WDIV)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – On Thursday, several streets in downtown Ann Arbor will temporarily close for an hour to make way for the 43rd annual Take Back the Night Ann Arbor event.

The in-person rally will kick off at 7 p.m. in the University of Michigan Diag followed by a march through the downtown area.

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Between 8-9 p.m., drivers can expect these roads to be closed:

  • Church Street between Washtenaw and South University avenues
  • South University Avenue from Church Street to State Street
  • State Street from South University Avenue to Madison Street
  • State Street between East Liberty to East William streets
  • East Madison Street from State Street to Thompson Street
  • Thompson Street between East Madison to William streets
  • William Street from Thompson Street to Fourth Avenue
  • Fourth Avenue between William to East Liberty streets
  • East Liberty Street from Fourth Avenue to South State Street

Starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, several other downtown streets will close until 6 a.m. on Monday in order to give community members more walkable space when visiting area businesses and restaurants.

The closures will run from Thursday to August 30.

Weekend closures include:

  • 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

A portion of Washington Street and Maynard Street will be closed every day of the week through August 30.

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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.