Sections of these Ann Arbor roads will soon become two-way streets

Sections of Ashley, First, Kingsley streets will be converted to two-way

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

ANN ARBOR – Traffic patterns on portions of some downtown streets will soon be changed as a result of the city of Ann Arbor and Downtown Development Authority’s First and Ashley Improvements Project.

Starting on Monday, Aug. 9, work will begin to permanently change Ashley Street between Madison Street and Miller Avenue to allow two-way traffic.

On Monday, Aug. 16, Kingsley Street between Main Street and First Street will undergo changes to allow for a two-way traffic pattern. According to a release by the city, Kingsley Street east of Main Street will remain a one-way street.

Also on Aug. 16, First Street between Kingsley and Madison will be converted to allow two-way traffic.

To indicate the new traffic patterns, permanent signage, signals and road markings will be in place.

For three months, temporary warning signage will be placed in these areas to remind drivers of the traffic changes.

For more information about the project, click here.