Bikeway project closing streets, intersections in downtown Ann Arbor

Division, Catherine, Ann streets closed until Nov. 10.

The two-way protected bike lane on William Street. (Credit: Meredith Bruckner)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Starting Monday, several streets and intersections in downtown Ann Arbor will close while a two-way protected bike lane is installed as part of the Division Street bikeway project.

Organized by the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, the project aims to create a network of protected bike lanes on the east side of Division Street from Packard Street to Catherine Street.

At 7 a.m. on Monday, parts of Division, Catherine and Ann streets will close to vehicular traffic until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

The easternmost lane of Division Street will be closed from Huron Street to Catherine Street and Northbound traffic on Division will be reduced to one lane, said a traffic notice from the City of Ann Arbor.

Access will be maintained to all businesses and residences on both sides of the road but there will not be any street parking available on the east side of the street.

On Wednesday, construction will also close the Division/Catherine and Division/Ann intersections, Catherine Street between State Street and 5th Avenue, and Ann Street between 5th Avenue and State Street.

Those heading west on Catherine Street will follow a detour north on State St, west on Kingsley Street and south on 5th Avenue. The Division/Catherine intersection will be used by local traffic to enter and exit Catherine Street, except at certain times between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. when local traffic will be guided to use 5th Avenue. Two-way traffic will be guided with flaggers. Residents and businesses will be notified in advance, the city said.

Drivers heading east on Ann Street follow a detour south on 5th Avenue, east on Huron Street and north on Thayer Street. Local traffic will enter and exit Ann Street through the Division/Ann intersection, the city said.

During the street closures, pedestrian traffic will be maintained on one side of the street.

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