For those coming to the game from out of town, there are a number of construction projects to be aware of and perhaps budget extra travel time for:
- East Stadium Blvd. is reduced to one lane in each direction east of the U-M Golf Course (because of the sorry state of the two bridges there)
- West Stadium Blvd. essentially between Seventh Ave. and Pauline is reduced to one lane westbound only (meaning, just to clarify this, that you cannot go eastbound through this stretch); also, Seventh Ave. is currently closed at West Stadium, but that may reopen by Saturday
- Fifth Ave. is closed between Liberty and William
The West Stadium construction is supposed to be completed in November and so may be finished before the end of football season. The other two will be season-long hassles. (Fifth Ave. is supposed to remain closed until early fall 2011.)
Annarbor.com has an article about these projects with several links. See: Ongoing construction projects could pose problems for football season traffic
The article includes a link to a helpful Google map. Here's a direct link: Construction map
There was another construction project on Plymouth Rd. around Green. Does anyone know if that project's been completed? I'm not on that side of town, and the city's website doesn't say.