Construction Alerts

Road Projects Affecting Traffic Around University of Michigan Hospitals

Plan Ahead: Rolling Lane Closures and Other Utility Work 

Please be advised that a variety of rolling lane closures are expected to occur throughout July for city-related utility work. Two-way traffic will be maintained, but there could be some slight delays.

The roads that will be affected include: 

  • East and westbound Depot Street between North Main and Carey Street
  • North and southbound outer lanes on Glen Avenue between Fuller Road and Catherine
  • East and westbound outer lanes on Glazier Way between Huron Parkway and Fuller 

DTE Utility Work

DTE is returning to the main medical campus to complete their work along Nichols, East Medical Center Drive and West Medical Center Drive. Here’s what you need to know about that work:

  • All of the work is to be conducted between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. and on Sundays. 
  • Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times.
  • Parking spaces along Nichols and WMCD will be closed when work is occurring in the area.
  • DTE anticipates being finished with the work toward the end of June.

View the map of DTE utility work locations.

Student Move-in

Student move-in to bring changes to traffic and parking August 24 - August 28. This year's student move-in will take place over five days, and community members can expect changes to the usual traffic and parking patterns. Move-in 2022 will begin Wednesday, August 24 and run until Sunday, August 28.

Michigan Housing is coordinating move-in to manage the traffic impact on the Ann Arbor and campus communities. With the cooperation of the City of Ann Arbor, some streets in the immediate vicinity of residence halls will see traffic-flow alterations, 7 a.m to 8 p.m. daily from Wednesday, August 24, through Sunday, August 28.

Traffic alterations on the following streets:

  • Thompson: One-way traffic flow southbound from Jefferson to Packard streets.
  • E. Madison: One-way traffic flow eastbound between Thompson and State streets.
  • E. Washington: One-way traffic flow westbound between Fletcher and Thayer streets.
  • E. Ann: One-way traffic flows eastbound from Zina Pitcher to Observatory streets.
  • Observatory: One-way traffic flow southbound between E. Ann and Geddes streets.

Most, if not all, parking meters in the immediate vicinity of residence halls will be bagged and reserved for students and families who display the proper move-in unloading permit. Additional parking changes will impact University parking lots and structures that will be converted to move-in use ONLY for the duration of the program.

University lots and structures that will be converted to move-in only are as follows:

  • Lot M-28 (on Washington Heights)
  • Lot M-95 (just east of Markley Hall - west half of lot dedicated to move-in)
  • Lot E-1 (on N. University Court across from Stockwell Hall)
  • Palmer Parking Structure (N-26): All visitor parking will be for move-in participants
  • W16 ("Triangle") Lot: Thompson at Madison & Packard will be controlled for move-in
  • Lot NC32 (Baits drive south of Baits 2): 20 spaces reserved for move-in participants.

Click here to view the Parking Lot Map

Department of Public Safety and Security officers will be on site during move-in and will aid in maintaining efficient traffic-flow in the residence hall areas.

Both the Ann Arbor Area Transit Authority and University Logistics, Transportation and Parking will be changing some bus routes to accommodate the changes in traffic flow. Please visit their websites for details. For additional information about Student move-in 2022, please see Undergraduate Move-In And Move-OutUndergraduate Move-In And Move-Out.

Glen Avenue from Catherine Street to East Ann Street Closure

The southbound lane of Glen Avenue (between Catherine Street and Ann Street), along with the north lane of Ann Street will be closed for the duration of a new hotel construction project adjacent to U-M property beginning Monday, April 18th and will continue until November 2024.

Pedestrian traffic will also be rerouted away from the construction area. Expect constant construction vehicle traffic during this time.

New Adult Hospital Construction

Construction has begun on the new adult hospital to be located adjacent to the Frankel Cardiovascular Center and fencing has been installed around the construction site. The fencing will remain in place through 2024. Here is some important information about factors that may affect your hospital visit:

  • Traffic: There will be ongoing, intermittent lane closures on and around Catherine Street, but access to the Frankel Cardiovascular Center (and parking for the cardiovascular center) on Observatory will remain open. Parking: Approximately 15 metered parking spaces along Ann Street will become unavailable when fencing is installed.
  • Dust Exposure and Masks: Please be assured that we will make great efforts to keep dust exposure to a minimum. However, patients should be aware of the potential for exposure and should use a mask if you have any dust and mold sensitivities. You will be notified of this recommendation via your appointment reminders, and masks will be available at the entrances and exists close to the construction site.
  • Signs and Wayfinding: Signs will be posted around campus to assist pedestrians. View a wayfinding map of the hospital campus during construction (PDF).

P2 (Taubman) Parking Structure Concrete & Waterproofing Repairs

Please be advised that construction repairs to the P2 (Taubman) Parking Structure are planned to begin on Monday, April 4 and extend approximately 20 weeks (into late August). P2 will remain open during the project and there is also parking located within the adjacent P3 Structure. The project includes floor, ceiling, beam, column and wall repairs, expansion joint replacement and repairs, as well as traffic topping, sealants, and striping.  

Construction repairs will be phased within the structure and will start at the upper levels.

  • Weekdays:  Up to 80 parking spaces will be closed continuously. Concrete work will primarily occur on the second shift between the hours of 3PM - 1AM.  
  • Weekends (3PM Fri - 5AM Mon):  Up to 120 spaces will be closed for repairs.

Signage will be posted notifying facility users of parking closure areas and any adjusted traffic flow around repair areas.

Please observe all signage and drive cautiously within the structure while the project is underway.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation during these repairs.

Other Traffic Advisories

You may learn about other key construction projects that may affect your hospital visit by visiting the Road and Lane Closures page on the City of Ann Arbor website.

Additional Resources