Update: Observatory Street Construction Project

May 19, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The construction on Observatory Street is well underway with ongoing enhancements to try and ease congestion and improve the flow of traffic. Signage has been added around the Cardiovascular Center. The city has altered traffic signal patterns at intersections around the construction at both Fuller and Glen. Law enforcement has been on site to help direct traffic.

Remember, this is Phase I of the construction project, which is estimated to continue through late June/early July. Heavy congestion can be expected between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday during this time. In the meantime, here are some things you can do to help our patients and each other:

  • Do not park in patient/visitor areas (unless you are being seen as a patient or visiting a patient). Employees who park in patient/visitor areas for 8 hours displace two to three of our patients/visitors.
  • Try utilizing alternative drop-off and pick-up areas to avoid congestion at the Old Mott employee entrance.
  • Remain attentive when crossing highly congested areas if you’re walking.  Due to altered traffic patterns and high traffic volume, drivers may be less attentive to pedestrian traffic.
  • Utilize Washington Heights to access Washtenaw Avenue.  Washington Heights is a two-way street and can be used to get to Observatory Street and then to Washtenaw Avenue.
  • Pay attention to barriers and traffic cones, which are in place to help keep traffic moving. Not abiding leads to more delays.
  • Follow the direction of law enforcement at all times.

Be sure to plan ahead and expect delays. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.