Plan ahead and expect delays: Road closures around Ann Arbor

May 26, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Please be advised of upcoming and ongoing road closures around Ann Arbor. 

Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Washtenaw Avenue’s two southbound lanes between Palmer Drive and South University are currently closed for utility work associated with the New Central Campus Recreation Building Replacement project.
    • Two-way traffic is being maintained in the adjacent northbound lanes and left-turns onto Palmer Drive have been restored. 
    • The extended closure (beyond Geddes to South University) is due to MDOT space requirements for merging traffic. 
    • Southbound traffic will begin to merge just east of Glen Avenue and northbound traffic will start to merge at South University. This is expected to remain in place through early June, at which point the two northbound lanes between South University and Palmer Drive will close and two-way traffic will shift into the adjacent southbound Washtenaw lanes.

  • Lane closures are anticipated on Observatory (between Geddes and North University Court) in early to mid-July and Geddes (between Observatory and Washtenaw) later in July after Washtenaw and Glen Avenue closures have been reopened. Information regarding the timing of those closures will be shared as those dates are finalized.

  • Expected to begin after Memorial Day and last into mid-July, Glen Avenue will be closed in both directions between East Ann Street and East Huron Street for utility work associated with the New Building for the College of Pharmacy project.
    • Northbound Glen Avenue traffic will be detoured north on Zina Pitcher Place and west on Catherine Street back to Glen.
    • Southbound traffic will be detoured east on East Ann Street and south on Observatory to Washtenaw. 
    • Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the east side of Glen Avenue through the closure area. Emergency vehicles are advised to take the posted detours.

  • It is expected that the current Geddes Avenue closure, in both directions between Observatory and Hill Streets, for utility improvements will conclude by June 9, at which time Geddes will be reopened to westbound traffic only.