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Posted on Fri, May 10, 2013 : 6:38 p.m.

The Color Run Ypsilanti: AATA announces detours and boarding location changes

By Katrease Stafford

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15,000 people are expected to participate in The Color Run event in Ypsilanti Saturday. Runners throw pink powder into the air in this file photo from last year's event.

Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com file photo

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority will temporarily move its Ypsilanti Transit Center boarding location and create several detours because of The Color Run event, which is expected to bring 15,000 runners to the city.

Boarding locations at the Ypsilanti Transit Center will be temporarily moved to the U.S. post office location at 108 S. Adams St. near Ferris Street from about 7 a.m. to noon.

The Color Run is expected to detour routes 4, 5, 6, 10 and 11 in the downtown Ypsilanti area between 7 a.m. and noon. Notices have been posted at affected stops along the detoured routes, according to the AATA.

Route changes:

Route 4

To Ann Arbor:

The route will start at the temporary stop at the post office and then head down Washington Street to Woodward Street to Adams Street to Ferris Street to West Ainsworth Street. The route will then connect to Michigan Avenue and then Summit Street and Cross Street before finally connecting to the regular route.

To Ypsilanti:

Regular route on Washtenaw Avenue to Ballard Street to Michigan Avenue to Hamilton Street to Ferris Street to the temporary post office stop.

Route 5

To Ann Arbor:

The route will begin at the temporary stop at the post office and turn right onto Washington Street and take Woodward Street to Adams Street to Ferris Street to West Ainsworth Street. The route will then connect to Michigan Avenue, then to Summit Street and Cross Street before connecting to the regular route.

To Ypsilanti:

Regular route will begin on Washtenaw Avenue before taking Ballard Street to Michigan Avenue to Hamilton Street to Ferris Street and ending at the post office.

Route 6

To Ann Arbor:

The route is scheduled to start at the post office before turning right onto Washington Street and taking Woodward Street to Adams Street to Ferris Street. The route would then take West Ainsworth Street to Michigan Avenue to Summit Street before connecting to Congress Street and then the regular route.

To Ypsilanti:

The regular route would begin on Michigan Avenue before taking Hamilton Street to Ferris Street to end at the post office.

Route 10

From Ypsilanti Transit Center:

Route 10 will start at the post office before turning left on Adams Street and right on Michigan Avenue, then left on Prospect Road to take the regular route.

To Ypsilanti Transit Center:

The regular route will start west on Cross Street before turning left on Prospect Road and following Spring Street to Catherine Street. The route will then turn right onto Washington Street and left onto Ferris Street before ending at the temporary stop.

Route 11

From Ypsilanti Transit Center:

The route will begin at the post office before turning left on Adams Street and turning right onto Michigan Ave for the regular route.

To Ypsilanti Transit Center:

The regular route on Michigan Avenue will turn right onto Hamilton Street and left on Ferris Street to end at the post office.

The following streets will also be closed for the Color Run beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday:

  • Cross Street from North River Street to College Place
  • North River Street from Cross Avenue to Forest Avenue
  • Forest Avenue from North River Street to College Place
  • Lowell Street from North Huron River Drive to Forest Avenue
  • College Place from Forest Avenue to Cross Street
  • Hamilton Street from Lowell Street to Michigan Avenue
  • Westbound Michigan Avenue from Hamilton Street to North Huron Street and North Huron Street/Huron River Drive to Lowell Street

No on-street parking will be allowed beginning at 6 a.m. and any parked vehicles will be towed. Streets will begin to reopen at approximately noon, after the runners have passed through.

Katrease Stafford covers Ypsilanti for AnnArbor.com.Reach her at katreasestafford@annarbor.com or 734-623-2548 and follow her on twitter.