Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, August 29, 2011

Student Move-In to affect traffic, parking

U-M student Move-In begins Wednesday and concludes Friday evening. The increased traffic this activity brings — along with several area street construction projects — may create traffic delays and will necessitate parking space closures and alterations to the city and U-M transit systems.

The following information is provided to assist in planning for this annual event.

Street adjustments
With the cooperation of the City of Ann Arbor, some streets in the immediate vicinity of residence halls will see traffic-flow alterations, daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

Traffic alterations are to occur on the following streets:

• Thompson Street: One-way traffic flow southbound between East Jefferson Avenue and Packard Street.

• East Madison Street: One-way traffic flow eastbound between Thompson Street and South State Street.

• East Washington Street: One-way traffic flow westbound between Fletcher Street and South State Street.

• East Ann Street: One-way traffic flow eastbound between Zina Pitcher Place and Observatory Street.

• Observatory Street: One-way traffic flow southbound between East Ann Street and Geddes Avenue.

Parking impacts
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 parking permit. Additional parking changes will impact university parking lots that will be converted to Move-In use only for the duration of the program.

University lots that will be impacted Wednesday though Friday are as follows:

• Lot W-18 (on Thompson Street).

• Lot W-16 (on Thompson Street). Commonly called the “triangle lot.”

• Lot M-28 (on Washington Heights). Tuesday through Saturday.

• Lot E-1 (on North University Court across from Stockwell Hall).

• Palmer Commons and Thompson Street parking structures: Though the structures will remain in normal operation, they will be available as overflow parking for Move-In participants with Move-In permits.

Bus route adjustments
Both the Ann Arbor Transit Authority (www.theride.org) and Parking & Transportation Services (www.pts.umich.edu) will be changing some bus routes to accommodate the changes in traffic flow.

Once again, uniformed Housing Security officers and Department of Public Safety officers will be on site during Move-In and will aid in maintaining efficient traffic flow in the residence hall areas. For additional information about Student Move-In 2011, go to www.housing.umich.edu/fall-movein.