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File #: 17-1135    Version: 1 Name: 8/10/17 Road Closures for UM Football Games 2017
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/10/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/10/2017 Final action: 8/10/2017
Enactment date: 8/10/2017 Enactment #: R-17-294
Title: Resolution to Approve Street Closures for University of Michigan Football Games for the 2017 Season
Attachments: 1. Main St closure

Title

Resolution to Approve Street Closures for University of Michigan Football Games for the 2017 Season

Memorandum

The attached resolution is to approve a request from the University of Michigan to close E. Keech Street between S. Main and Greene streets, limiting access to parking permit holders on Greene Street from E. Hoover to Keech streets, closing the westbound right turn lane on E. Stadium Boulevard (onto S. Main Street) just south of the Michigan Stadium, and closing S. Main Street to both local and through traffic from Stadium Boulevard to Pauline.  These closures would be effective three hours before a game to the end of the game, with the exception of south bound S. Main Street which will be closed beginning one hour before a game to the end of the game.  The games for 2017 season are on the following dates:

 

                     9/9/17

                     9/16/17

                     10/7/17

                     10/28/17

                     11/4/17

                     11/25/17

 

The applicant, the University of Michigan, in close collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Ann Arbor Police and other local law enforcements officials, is seeking to enhance security at Michigan Stadium and for the residents who live in nearby neighborhoods by creating a vehicle-free zone around the Michigan Stadium during Saturday UM Football games.  Vehicle access from the neighborhood streets onto the closed area of S. Main Street would be either prohibited or restricted at police-controlled access points depending on the street to accommodate people needing ingress or egress to properties fronting S. Main Street that have no side-street access.  The closed portion of these streets will remain available for pedestrian use and emergency vehicle response to the area.

Staff

Prepared by:                     Debra Williams, Office Manager

Reviewed by:                     Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Administrator

                     James Baird, Police Chief

Approved by:                     Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator

Body

Whereas, The University of Michigan, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, City of Ann Arbor Police and other local law enforcement officials are cooperating in a joint effort to enhance security at Michigan Stadium and for the residents who live in nearby neighborhoods by creating a vehicle-free zone around the Stadium during football games;

 

Whereas, The vehicle-free zone would be created by closing E. Keech Street between S. Main and Greene streets, limiting access to parking permit holders on Greene Street from E. Hoover to Keech streets, closing the westbound right-turn lane on E. Stadium Boulevard (onto S. Main Street) just south of the Michigan Stadium, and closing S. Main Street to both local and through traffic from Stadium Boulevard to Pauline;

 

Whereas, These closures would be effective three hours before a game to the end of the game, with the exception of south bound S. Main Street which will be closed beginning one hour before a game to the end of the game; and

 

Whereas, The dates for said closures would occur on the following dates:

 

                     9/9/17

                     9/16/17

                     10/7/17

                     10/28/17

                     11/4/17

                     11/25/17

 

RESOLVED, Street closures on E. Keech Street between S. Main and Greene streets, limiting access to parking permit holders on Greene Street from E. Hoover to Keech streets, the westbound right-turn lane on E. Stadium Boulevard (onto S. Main Street) just south of the Michigan Stadium, and S. Main Street between Pauline and Stadium occur from three hours before until the end of each game, with the exception of south bound S. Main Street which will be closed beginning one hour before until the end of each game on the following dates:

 

                     9/9/17

                     9/16/17

                     10/7/17

                     10/28/17

                     11/4/17

                     11/25/17