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Football Closures in Ann Arbor

Sep 17, 2013

A week from today Ann Arbor police will meet with community residents to discuss the results of closing a stretch of Main Street before and during University of Michigan football games.  Last night the police chief shared his initial impressions with city council. 

WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more. 

Credit University of Michigan

The University of Michigan has opened the season with three straight home football games this season. Before and during the games the stretch of Main Street in front of Michigan Stadium has been closed to address security concerns. City Council approved the new policy this summer, despite some complaints from neighbors over a similar closure two years ago for one game.

Police chief John Seto says they have slightly tweaked the closures and signs from the first game to the later games to help improve traffic flow. Seto adds that they have also looked at concerns raised by some homeowners just west of Main Street

The community meeting will be next Tuesday at Pioneer High School.  U of M's next home game isn't until October 5th.