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Fall move-in schedule, road closures, AATA detours

26. August 2005 • Murph
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U of M fall move-in will be Monday, 29 August through Friday, 2 September; several streets around campus will “have non-standard traffic flow” Wednesday through Friday:

The University of Michigan and City of Ann Arbor Move-In Task Force, preparing for another large freshman class, has set Fall Move-In days of Monday, August 29 through Friday, September 2 for new and returning students.

The 2005 Fall Move-In dates break down as follows:

August 25—International students

August 29—Baits I

August 30—Baits II, Alice Lloyd and Markley and Fall Orientation students

August 31 – September 1 -Remaining halls (first-year and transfer students)

August 29 – September 1 -Welcome to Michigan Program (first year and transfer students)

September 2—Returning students

Classes begin September 6.

STREET CLOSURES

A number of streets (see below) on or near the U-M campus will have non-standard traffic flow beginning on Wednesday, August 31, and continuing through Friday, September 2. The affected streets will have barricades at both ends, with Security and police personnel directing traffic to residence halls and unloading zones. Although regular city traffic is permitted along barricaded streets, there will be only one travel lane on each.

If drivers not involved in Move-In can avoid the affected streets and the periods of most Move-In congestion, traffic delays will become less likely. Faculty and staff are encouraged to travel to and from work before 9 am and between 4 pm and 6 pm, and to stay clear of streets near residence halls throughout the day.

Traffic changes will be in effect in the following locations:

Thompson—from East Jefferson to Packard

Madison—from South Division to South State

Jefferson—from South Division to Maynard

Maynard—from Jefferson to East William

East University—from Hill to Willard

Willard—from Church to East University

Church—from Hill to Willard

Observatory—from East Ann to Geddes

North University Court

Washington Heights—from East Medical Center Drive to Mary Markley Hall

East Ann – from Observatory to Zina Pitcher Place

Monroe – from State to end of cul-de-sac

PARKING LOT CLOSURES

Several U-M parking areas will be partially or entirely closed during Move-In:

Bursley Hall Parking Lot
Several parking spaces will be controlled August 30 – September 1.

Richard Kennedy Drive
Parallel parking spaces for U-M service vehicles will be closed August 30- September 2.

Thompson Street Structure (W3)
Entry and exit will be permitted on South Division only.

Lot W16 (the “Triangle Lot”), located at Thompson, Packard and Madison
Lot will be closed to all permit parkers August 31 – September 2.

Lot W18, located next to Parking Services and the Thompson Street Parking Structure
Lot will be closed August 31 – September 2.

Lot M26, located on East Medical Center Drive
The southeast spaces closest to the street will be closed to permit parkers August 30 – September 1.

Lot M28, located on Washington Heights across from the Mary Markley Hall
Lot will be closed to all permit parkers August 29 – September 2.

AATA detours:

ANN ARBOR, MI – Eight bus routes will be on detour Monday, August 29 through Thursday, September 1 due to the traffic congestion anticipated throughout student move-in at the University of Michigan, the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) has announced. The routes to be detoured are:

Route 2 Plymouth: Outbound service to the Medical Center from downtown Ann Arbor: There WILL be service to the front of the U-M Medical Center. The route from Thayer will continue on N. University to Washtenaw to Zina Pitcher to Ann to Observatory to regular route.

Route 4 Washtenaw: Inbound service to the Medical Center from Ypsilanti: Regular route to Washtenaw and Observatory intersection, continue on Washtenaw to Zina Pitcher to Ann to Observatory to E. Medical Center Drive to the Hospital. From the Hospital: Left on Observatory to Geddes to Washtenaw to Zina Pitcher to regular route.

Route 5 Packard: Outbound service : Regular route on William to State to Packard to resume regular route. There will be no service on Thompson Street. Inbound service : Regular route on Packard to State to William to Fourth to Route 3 stand. There will be no service on Thompson Street.

Route 12U Miller & Liberty: Service to Mott Hospital will be re-routed from N. University to Washtenaw to Zina Pitcher to Ann to Observatory to E. Medical Center Dr. to Mott. Service from Mott will follow E. Medical Center Dr. to Observatory to Geddes to Washtenaw to Zina Pitcher to Catherine to Glen to Huron to Washtenaw to N. University to regular route.

Route 14 Geddes: Inbound service to the Medical Center from Pioneer High: Regular route to Geddes and Observatory intersection, continue on Geddes to Washtenaw to Zina Pitcher to Ann to Observatory to E. Medical Center Drive to the Hospital. From the Hospital: Left on Observatory to Geddes to Washtenaw to Zina Pitcher to Catherine to Glen to regular route.