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?
Block of Miller Avenue in downtown Ann Arbor closes until December
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Heading downtown on Monday? You’ll want to skip this part of Miller Avenue for awhile. Starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, Miller Avenue between North Ashley and First streets will be closed to traffic. Eastbound traffic heading into the downtown area will be detoured south on North Seventh Street, then east on West Huron Street and north on Main Street to Miller Avenue. Commuters heading out of downtown or passing through via Miller Avenue will be rerouted down Main Street, west on West Huron Street and then north on North Seventh Street.
Road closures in Ann Arbor to start Saturday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Ann Arbor drivers can expect extra congestion in the downtown area for the next week starting on Saturday. According to the City of Ann Arbor, a portion of Miller Avenue will be closed all day this Saturday. Liberty Street at First Street:Thursday, Oct. 22–Saturday, Oct. 24Beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, Liberty Street will be closed leading up to the intersection of First Street for road paving. Vehicles traveling westbound on Liberty Street will be detoured south on Main Street, west on William Street, then north on Second Street back to Liberty Street. Want to see more Ann Arbor traffic?
Maiden Lane in Ann Arbor to close for a week
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Starting Wednesday morning, vehicular traffic on Maiden Lane between Broadway Street and Island Drive in downtown Ann Arbor will be detoured in both directions. Pedestrian traffic will use the northeast side of Maiden Lane and will not be detoured. Southwest-bound traffic on Plymouth Road intending to access southeast bound Maiden Lane will turn right on Moore Street; then left on Pontiac Trail; then follow southbound Pontiac Trail to Swift Street; then left onto Broadway Street; right onto Wall Street to Island Drive; then turn right onto Maiden Lane. Northeast-bound North Division Street and northeast-bound Broadway Street intending to access southeast-bound Maiden Lane will turn right on Wall Street; continue to Island Drive; then turn right on Maiden Lane. Pedestrian traffic will have access on the northeast side of Maiden Lane and will not need to follow a pedestrian detour.
First Street in Ann Arbor closed for road improvements
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A portion of First Street in downtown Ann Arbor will be closed for over a month while improvements are made to the road. The project started Monday, Sept. 28 and is anticipated to be completed by Saturday, Nov. 21, according to the city. Here is the notice from the City of Ann Arbor:First Street from Miller to HuronMonday, Sept. 28-Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, First Street will be closed to through traffic between Miller and Huron for road improvements. Want to see more Ann Arbor traffic?
Five new projects to change Ann Arbor traffic this week
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Between Wednesday and Saturday this week, five projects around the city will impact Ann Arbor traffic with road closures and detours. The contractor will maintain westbound Victors Way traffic and use flagging operations to control two-way traffic on Victors Way east of Boardwalk Drive. During construction, the contractor will maintain pedestrian traffic and will maintain and detour bicycle traffic as required. During construction the contractor will maintain pedestrian traffic and will maintain and detour bicycle traffic as required. During construction, the contractor will maintain pedestrian traffic and will maintain and detour bicycle traffic as required.
Construction projects to impact Ann Arbor traffic this week
Three new road construction projects will impact traffic downtown and on the east side of Ann Arbor starting Monday. Below is the city of Ann Arbor announcement:Glazier Way between Huron Parkway and Green Road, Green Road between Glazier Way and Plymouth Road:Monday, Sept. 14 – Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. The contractor will maintain westbound Glazier Way traffic. The contractor will maintain southbound Green Road traffic. Vehicles traveling westbound on Liberty Street will be detoured south on Main Street, west on William Street, then north on Second Street back to Liberty Street.
List of Metro Detroit weekend road closures
DETROIT – Here is a list of weekend road closures and construction in Metro Detroit. I-94:Wayne County -- EB I-94 closed, I-75 to I-696, Friday 9 p.m. to Monday 5 a.m., and ramps, including 75 and 96, closed beginning 8 p.m. (Detour SB 75 to NB M-3 to EB 696)Wayne County -- WB I-94, E. Grand Blvd to 75, two lanes open, left lane closed, Friday 7 p.m. to Monday 5 a.m.Wayne County -- WB I-94, I-75 to M-10, one lane open, two left closed, Friday 9 p.m. to Monday 5 a.m.Wayne County -- EB I-94, Rawsonville to I-275, one lane open, Friday 8 p.m. to Monday 5 a.m., and all/off ramps, including 275 closed. Wayne County -- WB I-94, Haggerty to Rawsonville, one lane open nights, Monday to Sept. 21., 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., including Rawsonville ramp. I-75:Oakland County -- SB I-75, Long Lake to Wattles, one lane open, Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Wayne County -- NB/SB I-75 ramps closed to EB/WB I-94, Friday 8 p.m. to Monday 5 a.m.I-96:Wayne County -- EB I-96 ramp closed to EB I-94, Friday 8 p.m. to Monday 5 a.m.Wayne County -- NB/SB W Grand Blvd ramp closed to EB I-96, Friday 8 p.m. to Monday 5 a.m.I-696:Oakland County -- EB I-696, Inkster Road to Franklin Road, left lane closed, Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Oakland County -- EB/WB I-696 at Telegraph, left lane closed daily, Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.M-3 : (Gratiot)Macomb County -- SB M-3, 14 Mile to Masonic, two lanes open, two right closed, Friday 7 p.m.-Saturday 5 a.m.Macomb County -- NB/SB M-3 ramps closed to EB I-94, Friday 8 p.m. to Monday 5 a.m.M-5 :Wayne County -- EB/WB M-5 ramps closed to EB I-94, Friday, 8 p.m. to Monday, 5 a.m.M-53:Wayne County -- NB/SB M-53 ramps closed to EB I-94, Friday, 8 p.m. to Monday, 5 a.m.M-59:Oakland County -- EB/WB M-59, Tipsico Lake to Milford, one lane open, moving lane closure, Saturday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.Oakland County -- EB/WB M-59, Woodward to Crooks, one lane open, moving two lane closure, Saturday 5 a.m. to Monday, 5 a.m.Oakland County -- WB M-59, Elizabeth Lake Road to Porter Road, one lane open, Mon-Tue 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Oakland County -- EB M-59, Romeo Plank Road to Heydenreich Road, left lane closed, Monday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.M-102 : (8 Mile)Wayne County -- 8 Mile ramp closed to EB I-94, Friday, 8 p.m. to Monday 5 a.m.M-150 : (Rochester Rd)Oakland County -- NB/SB M-150, Avon Road to South Street, one lane open, left and center lanes closed, Monday, 5 a.m. to Sunday, 6 p.m.M-153 : (Ford Rd)Wayne County -- EB/WB Ford, Lotz Road to Wayne Road, one lane open, two closed, Monday through Friday 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.Wayne County -- EB Ford Road, Schaefer Road to Miller Road, one lane open, two closed, Monday 7 a.m. to Sunday 5 p.m.US-24 : (Telegraph)Oakland County -- SB US-24 at I-696, one lane open, two left closed, Friday 10 p.m. to Sunday 4 p.m.Oakland County -- SB US-24 ramp closed to WB 8 Mile, Monday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Oakland County -- NB/SB US-24 at 8 Mile, left lane closed, Mon-Tues 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Two more road closures to start this week in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Beginning Wednesday, two road closures will join the list of construction and traffic projects impacting traffic flow around downtown Ann Arbor. Below is the city of Ann Arbor announcement:South Fifth Avenue at John StreetWednesday, Sept. 9Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Southbound Fifth Avenue traffic will be detoured west on Madison Street, south on Main Street, and east on Hill Street back to Fifth Avenue. Northbound Fifth Avenue traffic will be detoured west on Hill Street, north on South Main Street, and east on East Madison Street to South Fifth Avenue. Westbound vehicle traffic on Washington Street traveling towards First Street will be detoured southbound on Main Street, westbound on Liberty Street, then northbound on Third Street back to Washington Street.
Intersection of Miller Avenue and First Street in Ann Arbor to close for construction
From Tuesday to Thursday, the section of Miller Avenue intersecting with First Street will be closed due to construction. The construction is part of the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authoritys First and Ashley Improvements Project. Westbound traffic will be detoured southbound on Main Street to westbound on Huron Street to northbound on Seventh Street to Miller Avenue. Eastbound traffic will be detoured southbound on Seventh Street to eastbound on Huron Street to northbound on Main Street to Miller Avenue. Local traffic will be maintained between Seventh Street and First Street and between First Street and Main Street.
Healthy Streets/People Friendly Streets program to begin this week
ANN ARBOR, Mich. This week marks the beginning of the City of Ann Arbors Healthy Streets/People Friendly Streets program, which means changes for many local roads. The Healthy Streets program is an initiative by the city to promote physical distancing by increasing outdoor space for pedestrian use, while the People Friendly Streets project is an effort that aims to create safe, accessible, and green streets for the City of Ann Arbor. Packard Street from State Street to Hill Street Removal of turn lanes and addition of a separated bike lane in each direction. Packard Street from Eisenhower to Platt Closing the outside vehicle lanes to facilitate physical distancing and use by pedestrians and cyclists. For additional information and links to the Healthy Streets program and the People Friendly Streets project, visit the City of Ann Arbors website here.
Miller Avenue in Ann Arbor closed for construction starting Wednesday
Mich. Its a new week, and here in Ann Arbor that means new road closures. Heres the latest announcement from the city of Ann Arbor about the Miller Avenue closure:Miller Avenue at First StreetWednesday, Aug. 5Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Westbound traffic will be detoured southbound on Main Street to westbound on Huron Street to northbound on Seventh Street to Miller Avenue. Eastbound traffic will be detoured southbound on Seventh Street to eastbound on Huron Street to northbound on Main Street to Miller Avenue. Find more information on Ann Arbor traffic closures here.
Ann Arbor traffic: new road closures to start downtown Wednesday
ANN ARBOR – Just in case you forgot, it’s traffic season in Ann Arbor. Westbound traffic will be detoured northbound on Ashley Street to westbound on Miller Avenue to northbound on First Street to Ann Street. Eastbound traffic will be detoured southbound on First Street to eastbound on Huron Street to northbound on Ashley Street to Ann Street. Find more information on Ann Arbor traffic closures here. Related: New traffic closures to start in Ann Arbor✉ Like what you’re reading?
New traffic closures to start in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR If you are headed into downtown Ann Arbor on Thursday, you might want to reconsider your route. Westbound traffic will be detoured southbound on Main Street to westbound on Liberty Street to northbound on Third Street to Washington. Eastbound traffic will be detoured southbound on Third Street to eastbound on Liberty Street to northbound on Ashley Street to Washington Street. Northbound traffic will be detoured to eastbound Pauline Boulevard, then northbound West Stadium Boulevard, then westbound West Liberty Street, back to South Maple Road. Southbound South Maple Road traffic will be detoured to eastbound West Liberty Street, then southbound West Stadium Boulevard, then westbound Pauline Boulevard, back to South Maple Road.
New road closure this week in downtown Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Its road work season and there is a new road closure to be aware of. Below is the city of Ann Arbor announcement:East Washington between South Main and South Fourth AvenueTuesday, July 14-Thursday, July 16Beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, East Washington between South Main and South Fourth Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic for crane work. Eastbound Washington Street traffic will be detoured south on Main Street, east on Liberty Street, north on Fourth Avenue and back to Washington. Westbound traffic will be detoured south on Fourth Avenue, west on Liberty Street, north on Main Street and back to Washington. The parking structure at the corner of Washington and Fourth Avenue will be open to vehicle traffic at all times via the entrance on Washington Street.
I-75 closing for the weekend between Eight Mile, Square Lake roads
DETROIT If youre headed north this weekend or down to Detroit, there is a freeway closure you need to be warned about. As we navigate through this strange time, we also have to continue to navigate through the 75 construction. The bad news is the freeway will be closed this weekend, the good news is despite the pandemic, the project is still on track. The closure affects 75 in both directions between 8 mile and Square Lake. While the pandemic has caused a decrease in traffic volumes on I-75, that hasnt necessarily sped up the projectAll the lesser traffic volumes especially early in the spring allowed for a safer work zone, said Morosi.
Weekend bridge demolition to close I-94 in Detroit
DETROIT A section of I-94 will be closed in both directions through the weekend due to road work. Both directions of I-94 between I-75 and Gratiot Avenue will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday through 5 a.m. on Monday. During the closure westbound I-94 traffic will detour to southbound Gratiot Avenue, the westbound Gratiot Connector and then northbound I-75 back to westbound I-94. All westbound I-94 entrance ramps between Chalmers Street and Chene Street will close at 7 p.m. Friday and reopen at 5 a.m. Monday. Officials say eastbound I-94 traffic will detour to southbound I-75, the eastbound Gratiot Connector and then northbound Gratiot Avenue back to I-94.
New road closures in Ann Arbor this upcoming week
ANN ARBOR, Mich. If youre one of the many people returning to Ann Arbor after the holiday weekend, there are new road closures to look out for, along with posted detours. Below is an announcement from the city of Ann Arbor:Bird Road between Newport Road and Huron River Drive7 a.m. Monday, July 6-5 p.m. Friday, August 21. Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 6, Bird Road will be closed to through traffic between Newport Road and Huron River Drive for retaining wall work. Eastbound Bird Road vehicle traffic will be detoured northward on Newport Road to Foster Road, then north on Foster Road to West Huron River Drive, and southeast on West Huron River Drive. Westbound Bird Road vehicle traffic will be detoured northwesterly on West Huron River Drive to Foster Road, then south on Foster Road to Newport Road, and east/southeast on Newport Road.
I-75 closing in Detroit this weekend for bride demolition
DETROIT Both sides of I-75 near I-94 will be closed in Detroit this weekend as crews demolish a bridge originally constructed in 1969. During the closure, the posted detour for northbound I-75 follows westbound I-94, northbound M-10 (Lodge Freeway), and eastbound M-8 back to northbound I-75. Southbound I-75 traffic will use westbound M-8 to southbound M-10, back to southbound I-75. All ramps, except for Holbrook Avenue to southbound I-75, will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, June 1. In addition, crews will close the left lane on southbound I-75 from Clay Street to Piquette Avenue starting at 9 a.m. Friday to mobilize demolition equipment.
I-94 construction project begins this weekend
DETROIT – If you are planning to head downtown this weekend there are major construction projects that could cause delays. Eastbound I-94 between I-75 and Gratiot Avenue will be closed while crews work to tear down the East Grand Boulevard bridge. Due to the size and complexity of removing the overpass, eastbound and westbound I-94 are scheduled to be closed the following weekend, Feb. 21-24, to complete the demolition process. You can watch his report on how the construction is going to impact traffic in the video above. READ MORE: I-94 to close 2 weekends straight for East Grand Boulevard overpass demolition