Just an fyi to everybody, the stadium bridge most of us walk across or have to drive across at some point on gameday is closed.
also duty-free guys falling over and grabbing their shins
In the event that you haven't been to the Ann Arbor Bridges site, the projected opening date (for traffic) of the reconstructed bridge is November 14th, with all aspects of the project being done by May 2013, although the project is supposedly a little ahead of schedule.
Many of you may have already known about the bridge -- it closed last November (although OP's reminder is a good idea).
What you may not know (and I didn't) is that Stadium Blvd is torn up in various places from Washtenaw over to the closed bridge. Apparently, they took this opportunity to repave the street. Many lanes are closed. So, if you are planning to park and tailgate near Stadium and S. Industrial and walk around the closed bridge, you should notice that Stadium may not be the best approach to the area.
I'm sitting at the Caribou on Stadium at Packard. You can easily drive up the street now, but if/when any traffic at all arrives, it will be a mess.
what if we come in on Jackson rd. to Stadium?
Besides normal gameday traffic (which may be bit worse than usual), Stadium between Jackson and Main is fine. If you plan on taking it past Main though you're outta luck...
Anyone know how bad it will be getting in and out of the green lot (which is the paved lot at north end of the golf course) with Stadium now a dead end street? Thanks.
The lights cycle for getting out of the stump of Stadium up to that parking lot so you aren't completely trapped. Much smaller crowd for basketball, of course.
THE BRIDGE IS OUAGHT!!!
Closed for walking too, or just cars?
My daughter walks home from Pioneer and cannot use the bridge.
It looks like they are getting closer to done, as in there is actually a bridge deck instead of gaping space, so it may open for pedestrians before cars, but that is just my uninformed opinion without any sort of insider information.
I can't even remember the last time I went to Trader Joe's because of this.
That is in fact probably your best bet to get to PiHi. Main will be a parking lot, and without the bridge, people are going to cross State on foot at Granger to walk through the field hockey field, which will block that up.
I will have to ford the river ith my oxen. See all of you there. You'll know its me if I have oxen.