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

Central Campus

  • South University Avenue lane closures for streetscape and utility improvements

    May 01, 2017 - August 18, 2017 Beginning Monday, May 1 and anticipated to last until mid-August, eastbound South University Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic for streetscape improvements and underground utility work.  Eastbound South University Avenue traffic will be detoured south on East University Avenue, east on Willard Street, and north on South Forest Avenue to Washtenaw Avenue.  Westbound traffic will be maintained.  Pedestrian 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).  More information can be found at http://www.a2dda.org/current-projects/south-university-street-design/. City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update

Downtown

  • Multiple special events with single-day street closures

    June 02, 2017 - August 08, 2017 Beginning this weekend and continuing into coming weeks, there are multiple single-day special events in the Downtown area that will have associated street closures.  For details, please see the "Special events" section at http://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/traffic/Pages/Road-and-Lane-Closure.aspx. City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update

North Campus

  • UPDATE: Additional lane closure on Plymouth Road associated with the Plymouth and Green Water Main Replacement project

    June 08, 2017 - September 30, 2017 Beginning on Thursday, June 8, Plymouth Road at Green Road will be reduced to one lane westbound and two lanes eastbound.  In addition, left-turning traffic from east- and west-bound Plymouth Road onto Green Road will be directed to Commonwealth Boulevard and then to Green Road.  These restrictions are in addition to the existing lane closures on Green Road.  More information about this project can be found at http://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/Pages/Plymouth-and-Green-Water-Main-Replacement-Project.aspx. City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update
  • 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

  • UPDATED SCHEDULE: Kipke Drive-East Stadium Boulevard intersection closure T​UESDAY​

    July 25, 2017 - July 25, 2017 On Tuesday, July 25 beginning mid-morning and anticipated to last until late afternoon, the Kipke Drive-East Stadium Boulevard intersection will be closed to all vehicular traffic for asphalt paving. Local access only to Kipke Drive and adjacent U-M parking lots and buildings will be maintained from the north via Greene Street and East Keech Avenue during the closure. Drivers on Kipke Drive will not be able to exit to or enter from East Stadium Boulevard and South Industrial Highway during this closure, although access to the U-M Golf Course driveway will be maintained from the east. U-M bus routes are not anticipated to be affected. It is anticipated that the remainder of East Stadium Boulevard from South Main Street to Kipke Drive will reopen to all vehicular traffic in the first week of August. For more details on lane closures and traffic detours associated with this project please visit http://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/Pages/Stadium-Blvd-Road-Reconstruction-Project.aspx. City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update
  • UPDATE: Kipke Drive intersection closure, South Main Street lane closures associated with the Stadium Boulevard reconstruction project

    July 24, 2017 - August 21, 2017 On Monday, July 24 beginning mid-morning and anticipated to last until late afternoon, the Kipke Drive-East Stadium Boulevard intersection will be closed to all vehicular traffic for asphalt paving.   Local access only to Kipke Drive and adjacent U-M parking lots and buildings will be maintained from the north via Greene Street and East Keech Avenue during the closure.  Drivers on Kipke Drive will not be able to exit to or enter from East Stadium Boulevard and South Industrial Highway during this closure, although access to the U-M Golf Course driveway will be maintained from the east.  U-M bus routes are not anticipated to be affected.  It is anticipated that the remainder of East Stadium Boulevard from South Main Street to Kipke Drive will reopen to all vehicular traffic in the first week of August. Also beginning Monday, July 24 and anticipated to last approximately four weeks, South Main Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction at the Stadium Boulevard intersection to allow for construction of the west half of the intersection.  For more details on lane closures and traffic detours associated with this project please visit http://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/Pages/Stadium-Blvd-Road-Reconstruction-Project.aspx. City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update
  • 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