Traffic Advisories

Several exciting building and renovation projects are occurring on our campus. Project teams are coordinating their construction plans in order to expedite each project while keeping the safety of faculty, staff, students, construction workers and the public a top priority.

Put Safety First  – Please be mindful of all construction-related signage as well as fenced or barricaded areas.  These are placed for your safety and to keep you clear of construction activity.
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Many of these projects impact the nearby streets, roadways and parking areas. This page is intended to inform employees, students and visitors about changes in vehicle and pedestrian traffic patterns near the construction areas. For questions about a specific project, please view the project site or call our U-M Construction Management Information line at 734-615-8440.

For more information on City of Ann Arbor street closures, please visit http://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/traffic/Pages/Road-and-Lane-Closure.aspx

Current Traffic Advisories

Downtown and Surrounding Area

  • Early notice: Intermittent temporary road closures of multiple City of Ann Arbor and U-M roads for the 2017 Ann Arbor Marathon

    March 26, 2017 - March 26, 2017
    On Sunday, March 26, intermittent temporary road closures will be in place for various City of Ann Arbor and U-M roads for the 2017 Ann Arbor Marathon.  Notable closures near campus include one or more lanes of: South State Street, North University Avenue, South University Avenue, Observatory Street, East Medical Center Drive, Nichols Drive, Washington Heights, Tappan Avenue, Monroe Street, Fuller Road, and Geddes Avenue.  The event, which consists of a half and full marathon course as well as 5k and 10k courses, is scheduled to begin at 7:30 AM and end at 1:30 PM.  Lane closures will begin as early as 3:00 AM.  Ann Arbor Police will be present to assist with traffic control at any points in the race route that impede traffic, including emergency and key access routes to the U-M Medical Center.
    For more detailed information about this special event relative to street closures and maps of race routes, please visit http://theannarbormarathon.com/.  For information about U-M bus route detours during the event, please visit http://pts.umich.edu/.
    City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update

North Campus

  • US-23 lane closures and traffic shifts for “US-23 Flex Route” project

    November 07, 2016 - December 31, 2017

    Construction activity is anticipated to begin this week and last through 2017 on the US-23 Flex Route project between M-14 and Silver Lake Road.  Early stages of construction include shoulder repairs in both directions, temporary ramp extensions, temporary widening of the Barker Road and the Great Lakes Central Railroad bridges, median drainage work, and minor structure work at 6 Mile, 8 Mile and N. Territorial roads.

    Starting on Monday, November 7 there will be overnight single-lane closures on northbound US-23 between M-14 and Silver Lake Road.  Lane closures will occur between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. each night to accommodate the shoulder repair and ramp extension work.  Following this work, a traffic shift will be installed in each direction to accommodate the temporary bridge widening and median work.  This stage of the project is expected to last until mid- to late November.  Additionally, the car pool lot in the northwest quadrant of the US-23/North Territorial Road interchange is scheduled to be closed on Thursday, Nov. 10.  The lot closure is part of the interchange reconfiguration and 5 Mile Road realignment plan.  More details can be found on the MDOT project website at www.flexroute23.com.

    Michigan Department Of Transportation (MDOT) Traffic Update

Ross Athletic Campus

  • East Stadium Boulevard closure for road reconstruction and utility installation – Phase 1

    November 21, 2016 - August 31, 2017
    Beginning on Monday, November 21, East Stadium Boulevard between South Main Street and South Industrial Highway will be closed to through traffic for reconstruction and utilities work.  Local access to Kipke Drive, the University of Michigan's Golf Course (Blue Course) and the Ann Arbor Golf and Outing Club will be maintained by approaching from South Industrial Highway (from the east over the Stadium Boulevard bridge).  East Stadium Boulevard will be completely closed to traffic at South Main Street.  This project is anticipated to be completed by August 2017.  During the road closure east-west pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the north sidewalk of East Stadium Boulevard adjacent to the Michigan Stadium fence.
    Eastbound traffic on West Stadium Boulevard will be detoured south on South Main Street, east on Eisenhower Parkway then north onto South Industrial Highway.  Westbound traffic on East Stadium Boulevard will be detoured south on South Industrial Highway, west onto Eisenhower Parkway then north on South Main Street.  In addition, traffic movements at the intersection of South Main Street and Stadium Boulevard will be altered for construction.  For more information on current detours, project phase schedules and future detours, please visit the project website at http://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/Pages/Stadium-Blvd-Road-Reconstruction-Project.aspx or see the attached project information brochure. stadium-boulevard-project-brochure
    City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update