With this year’s student move-in schedule condensed into two days, faculty and staff can expect changes to the usual traffic and parking patterns. Move-In 2014 will take place Aug. 28-29.
As in the past, University Housing is coordinating Move-In to manage traffic impact on the Ann Arbor and campus communities.
With the cooperation of the City of Ann Arbor, some streets in the immediate vicinity of residence halls will see traffic-flow alterations from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, and 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29.
Traffic alterations will be implemented on the following streets:
• Thompson — One-way traffic flow northbound from Packard to E. Madison streets.
• East Madison — One-way traffic flow eastbound between Thompson and State streets.
• East Washington — One-way traffic flow westbound between Fletcher and State streets.
• East Ann — One-way traffic flow eastbound from Zina Pitcher to Observatory streets.
• Observatory — One-way traffic flow southbound between E. Ann and Geddes streets.
Most, if not all, parking meters in the immediate vicinity of residence halls will be bagged and reserved for students and families who display the proper Move-In unloading permit.
Additional parking changes will affect university parking lots and structures that will be converted to Move-In use only for the duration of the program.
University lots and structures that will be converted to Move-In only are:
• Thompson Street Parking Structure (W3). Overflow parking for approved early Move-In groups starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and regular Move-In participants on Thursday and Friday.
• Lot M-28 (on Washington Heights).
• Lot M-95 (just east of Markley Hall).
• Lot E-1 (on North University Court across from Stockwell Hall).
• Palmer Parking Structure (N-26). All visitor parking will be for Move-In participants; Blue spaces will be available for overflow.
Once again, uniformed Housing Security officers and University Police officers will be on site during Move-In and will aid in maintaining efficient traffic-flow in the residence hall areas.
The Ann Arbor Area Transit Authority and U-M’s Parking and Transportation Services will be changing some bus routes to accommodate the changes in traffic flow. Details are avialable at their websites.