Detour Ahead: City of Ann Arbor construction ​& traffic updates

 

Detroit Street: Monday, April 22-Friday, April 26, 2019. Beginning Monday, April 22, Detroit Street between Catherine and North Fifth Avenue will be closed to traffic for repaving and brick work.

Access for emergency vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times.​ Work is expected to be completed by Friday, April 26.

Scio Church Road: Thursday, April 18-Friday, June 7, 2019. Beginning on Thursday, April 18, eastbound Scio Ch​urch Road from South Main Street to South Seventh Street w​ill be closed to traffic to finish improvements begun last year.

Eastbound Scio Church Road traffic will be deto​ured (PDF) north along Greenview Drive to West Stadium Boulevard, then east along West Stadium Boulevard to South Main Street, then south along South Main Street to Scio Church Road.   ​

One lane of westbound traffic, Scio Church Road Service Drive, and to all to all properties, will be maintained at all times during work.

East Huron Street: Tuesday, April 9 – July, 2019. The following projects by the DD​​A​, DTE and the University of Michigan will result in lane closures on East Huron Street between Third and Glen.

Beginning on Tuesday, April 9, eastbound traffic will be narrowed to one lane from Third Street to Glen Avenue. Westbound traffic will be narrowed to one lane from Fletcher to Main Street.

Pedestrian through traffic will be maintained on one side of the street at all times.  Pedestrian access into businesses will be maintained with the use of temporary surfaces (e.g., rubber mats).​​​

All vehicles, including delivery vehicles, will be prohibited from standing or stopping on Huron Street while lane closure(s) are in effect. Violators will be towed and/or ticketed.

Ann Arbor-​​Saline Road: Thursday, April 11 – May, 2019. Beginning Thursday, April 11, northbound traffic on Ann Arbor-Saline Road will be narrowed to one lane from Oakbrook Drive to Village Oaks Court. Southbound​ traffic will be narrowed​ to​ one lane from Village Oaks Court to Oak​brook Drive. These closures are to accommodate​ storm sewer, sidewalk and curb work.

Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on east side of the road.

Third Street: Monday, April 15-​Friday, April 26, 2019. Beginning on April 15, northbound Third Street between Washington and East Huron will be closed to vehicle traffic. Northbound​ vehicles will be detoured eastbound on Washington to northbound on Ashley to westbound on East Huron.​

Pedestrian thru-traffic will be maintained on one side of the street at all times.

North Fifth: Monday, April 15-Monday, July 15, 2019. Beginning on Monday, April 15, North Fifth Avenue between Catherine and Kingsley Streets will be reduced to one lane so that crews can resume construction activities. Access for intersecting streets, driveways and pedestrians will be maintained.

Southbound Huron Parkway: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, April 11-Thursday, April 18, 2019. The southbound right lane of Huron Parkway, both before and after Hubbard Road, will be closed to traffic for guardrail installation.

Eastbound Fuller Road: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday, April 8-Monday, April 15, 2019. ​The eastbound right lane of Fuller Road, before and after the Furstenberg Nature Area, will be closed to traffic for guardrail installation. ​

Westbound East Eisenhower Parkway: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday, April 8-Monday, April 15, 2019. The westbound right lane of East Eisenhower Parkway from South Industrial to Boardwalk will be closed to traffic for guardrail installation.

Southbound South Industrial Highway: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday, April 8-Monday, April 15, 2019. The southbound right lane of South Industrial, just north of East Eisenhower Pkwy,​ will be closed to traffic for guardrail installation. ​

Eastbound Plymouth Road: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday, April 8-Monday, April 15, 2019. The eastbound right​ lane of Plymouth Road just before and after the Plymouth Road P​ark and Ride, the 3700 block of Plymouth Road, will be closed to traffic for guardrail installation.​​

In addition, the eastbound right lane of Plymouth Road, before and after the entrance to the North Campus research complex, will also be closed to traffic for guardrail installation. ​

​Green Road between Plymouth Road and the Gettysburg Road/Burbank Drive intersection​: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, April 22-Friday, April 26, 2019. Beginning Monday, April 22, 2019, intermittent, single lane closures in one or both directions of travel will be in place along Green Road to accommodate asphalt patching and crack and joint filling at various locations to address deteriorated areas of pavement.​ ​This work will occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and is expected to continue through Friday, April 26, 2019, weather permitting.

Performance of this work is in advance of a surface preservation treatment planned for late spring/early summer.​

​The contractor(s) will maintain bicycle and pedestrian traffic during construction.

Huron Pkwy from Hubbard to Baxter: to conclude in June 2019. Northbound right lane of Huron Parkway between ​Hubbard and Baxter will be closed to traffic for electrical work on adjoining property.

Additional congestion is expected due to this project​. Drivers should seek alternate routes. In addition, the sidewalk adjacent to the road will also be closed and pedestrians directed to the other side of Huron Parkway.​

​​Special events​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

(Unless otherwise noted, special events listed are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Ann Arbor.)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 1-7 p.m. the following street will be closed for the South and West Quad Annual Block Party (PDF) special event:

  • ​Madison between Thompson and ​State Street

7 a.m. Sunday, May 5, 2019-2 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2019 the following street will be closed for the 7th Annual​ Ann Arbor Cinco de Mayo (PDF) special event

  • Liberty from Thompson to Division

Sunday, May 5,2019,  7-11 a.m. the following streets will be closed for the Burns Par​k Run (PDF) special event:​

  • Baldwin Avenue from Wells Street to Cambridge Road
  • Cambridge Road from Baldwin Avenue to Martin Place
  • Martin Place from Cambridge Road to Wells Street
  • Wells Street from Martin Place to Lincoln Avenue
  • Lincoln Avenue from Wells Street to Cambridge Road
  • Cambridge Road from Lincoln Avenue to South Forest Avenue
  • South Forest Avenue from Cambridge Road to Granger Avenue
  • Granger Avenue from South Forest Avenue to Baldwin Avenue
  • Baldwin Avenue from Ganger Avenue to Brooklyn Avenue
  • Brooklyn Avenue from Baldwin Avenue to Lincoln Avenue
  • Lincoln Avenue from Brooklyn Avenue to Shadford Road
  • Shadford Road from Lincoln Avenue to Woodside Road
  • Woodside Road from Shadford Road to Scottwood Avenue
  • Scottwood Avenue from Woodside Road to Norway Road
  • Norway Road from Scottwood Avenue to Ferdon Road
  • Ferdon Road from Norway Road to Wells Street
  • Wells Street from Ferdon Road to Baldwin Avenue

Friday, June 14, 2019, 3​​-11 p.m. the following streets will be closed for the 19th Annual Mayor’s Green Fair (PDF) special event:

  • South Main Street from William to Huron
  • Liberty from South Ashley to South Fourth
  • Washington from South Ashley to South Fourth (except for traffic entering and exiting the Washington Street parking structure)

Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Washtenaw County Road Commission (WC​RC)​ projects

Please note: To stay informed of projects managed by entities other than the City of Ann Arbor, please subscribe directly to receive MDOT updates (follow the link and click the envelope on the left of the page) and consult theWCRC website.

Spring weight restriction bulletin 

Effective Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6 a.m., weight restrictions will be lifted from the southern Michigan border north to and including I-96 at the interchange of US-31, in the city of Muskegon, Muskegon County, then east on I-96 to I-69 in Clinton County, then continuing east on I-69 ending at the Blue Water Bridge in the city of Port Huron, St. Clair County. Frost restrictions are still in effect for the remainder of the state and will be imposed and enforced on all state trunk line​ highways north of the I-96, I-69 line.

State trunk line highways typically carry M, I, or US designations. Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling 1-800-787-8960. For companies located in Canada or New Jersey, information may be obtained by calling 517-335-0023.

  • ​​On routes designated as “All Season Routes” (green or gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be no reduction in legal axle weight.
  • On routes designated as “Seasonal” (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be a weight reduction of 25% for rigid pavements and 35% for flexible pavements.

Extended permits will be valid for oversize only in the weight restricted area.

Single trip permits will not be issued for overweight loads or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length in the weight restricted area.

Detailed Weight Restriction information may be obtained by linking to www.michigan.gov/truckers.

Please refer to the MDOT Truck Operator’s Map for route designations. ​

Additional resource​s​​​

State of Michigan Department of Transportation online resource: View a map of local and statewide maintenance, construction, lane closures and restrictions.​​

​ Subscribe for alerts on road or lane closures within the City of Ann Arbor​

 

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