Expect delays: First and Ashley Improvement Project

July 23, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Please be advised that work is ongoing related to the City of Ann Arbor’s First and Ashley Improvement Project.

Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area.

Here’s what you need to know:

Beginning today, July 23:

  • The intersection of First Street and Miller Avenue is scheduled to be closed to allow for paving.
  • Vehicles traveling westbound on Kingsley Street will be detoured south on Main Street, then west on Huron Street back to First Street.
  • Vehicles traveling eastbound on Miller Avenue will be detoured south on Seventh Street, east on Huron Street and north on Main Street back to Miller/Catherine.
  • Vehicles traveling westbound on Catherine/Miller will be detoured south on Main Street, west on Huron Street and north on Seventh Street back to Miller Avenue.
  • Local traffic will be maintained on Miller Ave and First Street, and local businesses will remain open and accessible.
  • This closure will remain in place until Saturday, July 24 at 7 a.m., at which time the intersection will open temporarily to accommodate the Ann/Ashley intersection detour below.
  • This closure will then be reinstated on Saturday, July 24, at noon until Tuesday, July 27 at 5 p.m., at which time the intersection will be opened to vehicle traffic.

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 24:

  • The intersection of Ashley Street and Ann Street is scheduled to be closed to allow for paving.
  • Vehicles traveling westbound on Ann Street will be detoured north on Fourth Avenue, then west on Miller Avenue, then south on First Street back to Ann Street.
  • Vehicles traveling eastbound on Ann Street will be detoured south on First Street, then east on Huron Street, then north on Division Street back to Ann Street.
  • Vehicles traveling northbound on Ashley Street will be detoured east on Huron St, then north on Division Street, then west on Catherine Street/Miller Ave back to Ashley Street.
  • Local traffic will be maintained on Ann Street and Ashley Street, and local businesses will remain open and accessible.
  • This work is expected to be completed by noon on Saturday, July 24, and the intersection reopened to vehicle traffic.
  • First Street and Kingsley Street is also scheduled to be closed to thru traffic from Main Street to Miller Street to allow for paving improvements.
  • Vehicles traveling westbound on Kingsley Street will be detoured south on Ashley Street, then west on Miller Avenue back to First Street.
  • At noon on Saturday, July 24, this detour will end, and the closure below will be reinstated.

Beginning at noon on Saturday, July 24:

  • The intersection of First Street and Miller Avenue is anticipated to be closed to allow for paving.
  • Vehicles traveling westbound on Kingsley Street will be detoured south on Main Street, then west on Huron Street back to First Street.
  • Vehicles traveling eastbound on Miller Avenue will be detoured south on Seventh Street, east on Huron Street and north on Main Street back to Miller/Catherine.
  • Vehicles traveling westbound on Catherine/Miller will be detoured south on Main Street, west on Huron Street and north on Seventh Street back to Miller Avenue.
  • Local traffic will be maintained on Miller and First Street, and local businesses will remain open and accessible.
  • This work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, at which time the intersection will be opened to vehicle traffic. Please see inclement weather note.

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28:

  • First Street and Kingsley Street is expected to be closed to thru traffic from Main Street to Miller Street to allow for paving improvements.
  • Vehicles traveling westbound on Kingsley Street will be detoured south on Ashley Street, then west on Miller Avenue back to First Street.
  • Local traffic will be maintained between Ashley St and Miller Ave, and local businesses will remain open and accessible.
  • This work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, and the road reopened to vehicle traffic.

In all areas, pedestrian through-traffic will be maintained on one side of the street at all times. 

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