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.
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

Current Traffic Advisories

Central Campus

  • South Forest Avenue lane closure for utility installations

    May 05, 2017 - June 02, 2017 Beginning today, Friday, May 5 and anticipated to last until Friday, June 2, the southbound lane of South Forest Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic for underground utility installations.  Southbound South Forest Avenue will be detoured south on Washtenaw Avenue to west on South University Avenue.  Northbound traffic will be maintained, along with local vehicular access.  Pedestrian thru-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). City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update
  • South Division Street lane closures for road improvements

    May 24, 2017 - July 08, 2017 Beginning Wednesday, May 24 and anticipated to last through Saturday, July 8, weather permitting, South Division Street between Packard Street and East Huron Street will undergo construction with shifting lane closures for road resurfacing and curb/ramp/sidewalk improvements. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained northbound at all times and access to the Thompson Street Parking Structure entrance/exit will be maintained. On-street metered parking may be closed in work areas. Pedestrian access into businesses will be maintained with the use of temporary surfaces (e.g., rubber mats). The project will also include construction of new curbs and pedestrian ramps at the South Division Street intersections with East Jefferson Street, East William Street, East Liberty Street, and East Washington Street, which will require intermittent full or partial closures at these intersections and traffic detours. These closures and detours will not occur simultaneously, and the City will issue a notice on each as they take place. For more information, please visit City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update
  • 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 City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update

North Campus

  • Green Road lane closures for utility installations

    May 08, 2017 - June 16, 2017 Beginning Monday, May 8 and anticipated to last until Friday, June 16, Green Road at its intersection with Plymouth Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction.  In addition, the left turning traffic from Green Road onto Plymouth Road will be directed to Commonwealth Boulevard and then to Plymouth Road.  A temporary traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Plymouth Road and Commonwealth Boulevard to accommodate these movements.  This phase of work at the intersection is part of the larger Plymouth and Green Water Main Replacement project that is anticipated to last through September.  For more information on that project please visit 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

    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 or see the attached project information brochure. stadium-boulevard-project-brochure
    City of Ann Arbor Traffic Update