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2022 Downtown Weekend Street Closures extended for Holiday Weekends

The following was announced by the City on May 11, 2022


The 2022 downtown street closures have been extended for the following holiday weekends.

  • Monday May 30th (Memorial Day) – Streets to reopen Tuesday May 31 at 6:00 AM

  • Monday July 4th (Independence Day) – Streets to reopen on Tuesday July 5 at 6:00 AM

  • Monday Sept 5th (Labor Day) – Streets to reopen on Tuesday Sept 6 at 6:00 AM


These closures were extended by the City Administrator, who was given the authority in the street closing resolution passed by Council:

RESOLVED, That City Council grants the City Administrator the authority and flexibility to expand or scale down the closure days and times of blocks within each business district within the dates specified above, including scaling the closures down on the days of home University of Michigan football games and other similar events
 

I posted about the downtown street closures approved for 2022 here:

https://www.a2elnel.com/post/downtown-weekend-street-closures-may-5-to-oct-31-2022


From that post:


At the March 21, 2022 meeting, Council unanimously passed DC-6 (Resolution 22-0546) "Resolution to Approve Downtown Street Closures for Restaurant and Retail Use"

https://a2gov.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=5525804&GUID=A5AC898F-037C-4667-9A57-48C8064380E3


From Thursday May 5 through Monday October 31, 2022, weekend downtown street closures from 4 PM Thursday through 6 AM Monday will be permitted so that restaurants and retail businesses adjacent or near to the closed streets are able to use the street for seating and sales. The closures will happen at the the locations below:

  • Main Street from William to Washington

  • West Liberty Street from Ashley to Main

  • East Liberty Street from Main to Fourth

  • West Washington Street from Ashley to Main (this closure will be 24 hours/day, 7 days/week)

 

I posted about the downtown street closures approved in 2021 here:

https://www.a2elnel.com/post/downtown-weekend-street-closures-april-1-to-aug-30-2021


I posted about the downtown street closures approved in 2020 here:

https://www.a2elnel.com/post/downtown-healthy-streets-closures-every-weekend-through-aug-23rd