South University

An improvement project on South University, between E. University Street and Washtenaw Avenue, was completed fall of 2017.


Project updates:

Project goals:

  • Widened sidewalks
  • New concrete sidewalks
  • Seating improvements
  • Rain garden landscaping
  • New street trees
  • Updated pedestrian street lighting
  • Underground utility improvements
  • Shortened pedestrian crossings at Forest and Washtenaw

Project details:

  • Construction is anticipated from early May to early September, pausing for Art Fair
  • Construction will begin with the north side of S. University
  • Some street parking will be closed during periods of the construction.
  • Eastbound traffic will be detoured during the entirety of the project.
  • Pedestrian through traffic will be maintained on one side of the street at all time.
  • Pedestrian traffic into each business will be maintained with temporary surfaces until the final concrete surfaces are set.

Construction zone:

Project rendering:




Meetings & Materials:

06/15/2-16 Capital Improvement Committee Meeting #6 (PDF)

05/16/2016 Meeting with South University Merchants & Residents (PDF)

4/20/2016 Capital Improvement Committee Meeting #5 Presentation (PDF)

3/15/2016 Downtown Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting #2 (PDF)

3/2/2016 South University Area Association Meeting #2 (PDF)

2/17/2016 Capital Improvement Committee Meeting #4 Presentation (PDF)

1/20/2016 Capital Improvement Committee Meeting #3 Presentation (PDF)

12/16/2015 Capital Improvement Committee Meeting #2 Presentation (PDF)

11/5/2015 Street Workshop Results (PDF)

11/5/2015 Street Workshop Summary (PDF)

10/21/2015 Capital Improvement Committee Meeting #1 Notes (PDF)