Sept. 9, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The city of Ann Arbor announced today (Friday, Sept. 9) a temporary closure of Main Street for the first night football game at Michigan Stadium, between Michigan and Notre Dame at 8 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 10).
The closure will take place between Stadium Boulevard and Pauline (west side of Michigan Stadium), beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday. Fans are encouraged to come early and plan alternate routes to get around the stadium.
The U-M Department of Public Safety and Department of Athletics will work hand in hand with the city to make this street closure as smooth as possible for this historic game.
For more information, please see the following from the city's press release below:
Location and Limits of Affected Area:
Due to the 10th anniversary of 9-11 coinciding with the University of Michigan's first night football game, the City of Ann Arbor's Safety Services Area has recommended additional security measures that include the temporary closure of Main St. between Pauline and Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 10. from 5 p.m. until the conclusion of the game.
Temporary Traffic Control Plan:
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at 5 p.m. northbound Main St. traffic will be detoured from Stadium to 7th Street and 7th Street to Pauline. Southbound Main St. traffic will be detoured from Pauline to 7th Street and 7th Street to Stadium. Main St. will be reopened to vehicular traffic after the completion of the U-M football game.
During the closure traffic may experience delays within the impacted area. Motorists are advised to choose alternate routes. To maintain the safety of all, please reduce speeds and drive cautiously near the closure area. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained during this time.
We thank you in advance for your patience.
City Press Release (PDF)