Football game, 9/11 ceremony to close streets in downtown Ann Arbor Saturday

Avoid these road closures or risk dealing with traffic


ANN ARBOR, Mich. – On Saturday, several streets in downtown Ann Arbor will be closed due to a morning ceremony in honor of 9/11 and an evening football game at the Big House.

Between 8:30-11:30 a.m., North Fifth Avenue between Ann and Huron streets will be closed for a 9/11 remembrance ceremony. Hosted by the Ann Arbor First Department, the event will honor the 343 New York City Fire Department firefighters that died as a result of the Sept. 1, 2001 attacks.

The 45-minute ceremony starts at 9:45 a.m.

Read: Ann Arbor Fire Department honoring 9/11 firefighters

Later in the day roads near the Big House will be closed as the Michigan Wolverines host the Washington Huskies for a night game.

Closures will begin three hours before game time and last until the end of the game, according to a notice from the City of Ann Arbor.

A southbound South Main Street closure will start one hour before the 8 p.m. game and last until the game ends.

Here’s what will be closed:

  • East Keech Street from South Main Street to Greene Street
  • The westbound right turn lane of East Stadium Boulevard (turning onto South Main Street), south of Michigan Stadium.
  • South Main Street will be closed to both local and through traffic from Stadium Boulevard to Pauline.
  • Access will be limited to parking permit holders on Greene Street from East Hoover to Keech streets

Read: Michigan football desperately needs signature non-conference win over Washington

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