The University Record, September 4, 2001

Street changes near medical campus

Several street changes have been approved by the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Ann Arbor City Council to help ease congestion, aid construction efforts around the medical campus area, and prepare for next year’s Broadway Bridge closure. Huron Street, Washtenaw Avenue, Zina Pitcher Place, Glen Avenue and Ann Street were modified in August.

The median on the curve of Huron Street and Washtenaw Avenue has been paved to maintain two-lane traffic in each direction after closing the inside lane of the curve. The lane closure was necessary to provide a safety zone during the construction of the Palmer Drive Commons Building. Because of the median elimination, left turns onto Zina Pitcher Place from eastbound Huron Street are no longer allowed.

Left turns will be available, however, onto Glen Avenue from eastbound Huron Street as Glen Avenue resumes two-way traffic. For several years, the street accommodated only southbound traffic along the block west of the Neuroscience Building. This street block has been widened to four lanes so one lane can provide northbound access.

Additionally, Ann Street from Glen Avenue to Zina Pitcher Place now will accommodate two-way traffic, allowing northbound Glen drivers to turn right onto Ann Street.

In the spring, a left turn signal will be installed for eastbound Huron Street at Glen Avenue, Glen Avenue will be re-striped for two lanes in each direction, and a traffic light will be installed at Huron and Fletcher streets.

For more information, please contact Diane Brown, senior information coordinator for Facilities and Operations, (734) 936-2323 or dianebr@umich.edu.