Stories indexed with the term ‘street closings’

UM Football Game Day Street Closures OK’d

City streets on three sides of the University of Michigan football stadium will have traffic restrictions on game days in 2013. The Ann Arbor city council action authorizing street and lane closures came at its Aug. 8, 2013 meeting.

UM football game day street closures.

UM football game day street closures (pink) with detour route (purple).

Vehicle access on the fourth side of Michigan Stadium, on university property, will also be restricted.

The street closures are new security measures. According to the staff memo accompanying the resolution, it’s … [Full Story]

Washington & Main

Streets closed for tonight’s FoolMoon event – Washington between Main and First, and Ashley between Liberty and Washington. Traffic downtown is a bit snarled.

Street Closings Approved for Sonic Lunch

At its June 4, 2012 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council authorized a street closure in connection with two dates for Sonic Lunch – a summer music series held on Thursdays in Liberty Plaza at Liberty and Division streets, organized by the Bank of Ann Arbor. The street closure is for the block of Liberty Street between Fifth and Division on June 21, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and July 26, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Those dates coincide with the appearances of Mitch Ryder (June 21) and Mayer Hawthorne & The County (July 26), who are expected to draw large crowds.

This brief was filed from the city council’s chambers on the second … [Full Story]

Ann Arbor Council OKs Street Closings

At its Feb. 21, 2012 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council approved street closings for several upcoming events: Box Cart Race/Soap Box Derby (Saturday, March 24, 2012); Take Back the Night Rally and March (Thursday, April 5, 2012); Tour de Kids Competitive Bike Race (Sunday, June 10, 2012); Monroe Street Fair (Saturday, April 7, 2012); Taste of Ann Arbor (Sunday, June 3, 2012); Ann Arbor Marathon Running Event (Sunday, June 17, 2012); 12th Annual Mayor’s Green Fair (Friday, June 8, 2012); and Rolling Sculpture Car Show (Friday, July 13, 2012).

Of the events, only the marathon is new this year.

This brief was filed from the city council’s chambers on the second floor of city hall, located at 301 E. Huron. A more detailed report will follow: [link] [Full Story]

Mixed Bag: Phones, Fiber, Fire

Ann Arbor City Council meeting (March 15, 2010) Part 1: In its main business of the evening, the city council took the last in a series of steps towards converting the city’s twin-tote curbside recycling program to a single-stream system.

Dominick Lanza fire chief Ann Arbor

Dominick Lanza is sworn in as the city of Ann Arbor’s new fire chief. (Photos by the writer.)

Part 1 of this report will not include single-stream recycling. Part 2 of the meeting report will focus on that issue, and will be somewhat delayed, in order to increase the possibility that an information request from the city for relevant data can be included in that article. [In this, we thus take a dual-stream approach.]

Aside from the single-stream recycling issue, the council addressed a range of other disparate topics.

The council undertook a wholesale replacement of the housing commission board, a move that will see the return to city service of recently-departed community services area administrator, Jayne Miller. She’s one of the new appointees to the housing commission board.

The council also approved a resolution urging Google to select Ann Arbor as a site for a fiber optic network. Accompanying that resolution was a public hearing during which seven people – two from Ypsilanti – spoke in support of the city’s bid, which also enjoys the support of the University of Michigan.

The city’s new fire chief, Dominick Lanza, was sworn in, though his start date comes a few days in the future – March 22, 2010. [Full Story]