Ypsilanti Road Renovations

Traffic shifts and closures on Hamilton, Huron, Michigan, West Cross, and Washtenaw are posted to MDOT's Mi Drive Site. 

Traffic Update 6/15/22

  • Next week only, there are nighttime lane closures on I-94 planned beginning Monday night/Tuesday morning, 6/20 through Friday night/Saturday morning, 6/25 from approximately 9PM to approximately 5AM.  Beginning next week and through at least August,  the NB Huron to WB I-94 ramp and the SB Huron (Hamilton) to EB I-94 ramp will remain closed.  
    • One lane northbound and one lane southbound will remain open on Huron/Hamilton.
    • The ramp from NB Huron to WB 94 will be closed through at least August.
    • The ramp from SB Huron (Hamilton) to EB 94 will be closed through at least August. 
    • I-94 under the bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction nightly during the week of 6/20.
  • Nighttime closures are planned for I-94 and Huron Street the week of 6/6.
    • There are nighttime closures planned beginning Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, 6/7, through Friday night/Saturday morning, 6/11, of lanes on I-94 as well as some of the on-ramps at Huron, from approximately 9PM to approximately 5AM.
    • One lane northbound and one lane southbound will remain open on Huron/Hamilton.

    • The ramp from NB Huron to WB 94 will be closed.

    • The ramp from SB Huron (Hamilton) to EB 94 will be closed.

    • I-94 under the bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

    • Hamilton/Huron southbound over the I-94 bridge will be reduced to one lane beginning Monday 5/23/22.Hamilton Street from Michigan to I-94 will be reduced to one lane southbound beginning the week of 5/2/2022.

  • Huron Street between the I-94 westbound offramp and Ferris Street remains reduced to one lane northbound.  
  • Huron Street between Ferris Street to Michigan Ave has been reduced to two lanes. Access to the South Huron Parking Lot will be limited from South Huron Street; please use the entrances from South Adams and Ferris Street. 

For questions regarding the coordination of these projects, please contact Bonnie Wessler at 734-483-1421 or wesslerb@cityofypsilanti.com.

Big changes are coming to downtown!  

Beginning in 2022 and through 2023, the Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority (YCUA), the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), and the City will be working together to improve the safety of our drinking water and our transportation system. This project will affect traffic on Huron from I-94 to Cross; Hamilton from I-94 to Washtenaw; Washtenaw from W. Cross to Hamilton; and Michigan from Ballard to the Huron River.

YCUA will be replacing and upgrading many of the underground water mains, including some of Ypsilanti’s oldest, most fragile pipes; they will also be replacing some water service leads and taking this opportunity to replace some sanitary sewer as well. This is being done both to remove older pipe materials in both systems and to improve the reliability of service.  A public presentation was held by YCUA regarding this project on Wednesday, February 23rd. A video of the presentation that was made at this session is available online here.

MDOT will be simultaneously constructing a pedestrian pathway over I-94 by converting the westernmost southbound lane of Huron to a shared-use path; and also following YCUA’s work with a pavement maintenance and road diet project. In areas paved with asphalt the existing asphalt will be milled off and replaced; in areas paved with concrete damaged areas will be removed and re-poured. MDOT will also be adding and updating many pedestrian crosswalk ramps, including on Michigan Avenue downtown. Once the pavement work is complete, the roadways will be restriped with bike lanes, improved crosswalks, improved bus stop markings, and additional on-street parking. For more information about the road diet project, please visit here. The pavement project will improve and extend the life of the roadways; the road diet project will improve the safety of the roads for all users.

Road Renovation Map 11-18-21