Downtown Ann Arbor streets closing Thursday to make more space for businesses, pedestrians
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 StreetMaynard Street on the east side or northbound portion between Liberty to William streetsThursdays at 4 p.m. to Mondays at 6 a.m.:Main Street between William to Washington streetsEast Liberty Street from Ashley Street to Fourth AvenueLiberty Street between Maynard to State streetsState Street from Washington Street to William StreetDue to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, similar street closures first took place in the summer of 2020.
Road improvements to close several Ann Arbor streets through May
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Drivers in downtown Ann Arbor will have to find alternative routes as scheduled road work around North and South Ashley streets will close several streets over the next few months. Ashley Street from Liberty to Huron: March 8 to May 31On Monday, South Ashley Street was reduced to one lane from just south of Liberty Street to Huron Street. Ashley Street at Washington Street: March 8 to March 20Both Ashley and Washington streets leading up to the Ashley and Washington intersection are closed, according to the city. Westbound traffic will travel south on First Street, west on North Street and then south on First Street. Ashley Street from Liberty to Washington: March 11 to March 20AdBeginning at 7 a.m. on March 11, Ashley Street will close from Liberty to Washington Street.
Bridge construction to impact downtown Ann Arbor traffic through July
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, downtown Ann Arbor drivers will experience longer commutes as traffic over Broadway Bridge is reduced to one lane in either direction. Lanes will be closed between Swift Street and East Summit Avenue for preventative maintenance repairs to the bridge over Depot Street, the Huron River and the Wolverine Line railroad tracks. Access to the Amtrak long-term parking lot located on the east side of the railroad tracks will be maintained. Signage will direct other pedestrian traffic along Broadway to use the opposite side of the street so that the repairs can continue. Related: Island Drive bridge closed through April 30Want to see more Ann Arbor traffic?
Construction on Packard to shift traffic in downtown Ann Arbor next week
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – If you are planning to use Packard Street when heading downtown next week, expect a detour. On Monday, Jan. 11, traffic on Packard Street between South Fourth Avenue and South Main Street will be detoured to make room for utility work on the west side of the road. Westbound drivers will be detoured north on South Fourth Avenue, west on East William Street and then onto South Main Street, according to a notice on the city of Ann Arbor traffic website. During the closure, pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the south side of Packard Street but emergency vehicles must follow the posted detour. Want to see more Ann Arbor traffic?
More downtown road closures to hit Ann Arbor Monday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Two streets in downtown Ann Arbor will be closed on Monday, complicating your commute and rerouting traffic. Detoured Northbound traffic will go east onto Packard Street, north on South Fourth Avenue, west on East William Street and return to South Main Street. Businesses will still be accessible, according to a city of Ann Arbor notice. Local traffic will have access to the area but will be detoured, according to the notice from the city of Ann Arbor. Want to see more Ann Arbor traffic?