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March 28, 2020 1:56 PM

City reopening & COVID-19 information - English, ASL, Burmese, Español

Pleases see this web page, and its sub-pages, for community information on the COVID-19 pandemic and response, and current city operations, as we begin a gradual reopening on Monday, June 15.

Transit Announcements

5 Alerts
July 27, 2021 4:06 PM

Detour - SW Capital

Due to tree removal/road closure on SW Capital the 4S bus route will temporarily detour starting Wednesday, July 28.

During this detour the bus will using Meadow Drive, Riverside Drive and Minges Road to detour around the closure, both inbound and...

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June 22, 2021 2:24 PM

Detour - Emmett / East Ave Route

DETOUR HAS BEEN CANCELED effective 7/27/21.
2E - Emmett / East Avenue has resumed normal route.

Due to Water Valve/Sewer Main replacement on North Avenue the 2E Emmett-East Avenue bus route will detour starting Wednesday, June 23.

Bus stops located on...

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Latest Update:

July 27, 2021 3:57 PM

DETOUR HAS BEEN CANCELED effective 7/27/21. 

2E - Emmett / East Avenue has resumed normal route. 

April 22, 2021 2:59 PM

Detour - Columbia / Territorial Route

Due to roadwork on Columbia Avenue the Columbia/Territorial route will detour effective Friday, April 23 through the end of July.

During this detour all stops along Columbia Avenue between Helmer Road and Riverside Drive will not be serviced. Major bus...

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April 28, 2020 4:18 PM

Transit- Face Masks Required On Buses

Under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's newest executive order (2020-59), face masks are now required in all enclosed public spaces.

Face covering can be any breathable material covering both the nose and the mouth, such as a homemade mask, scarf, bandana, or...

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March 22, 2020 1:29 PM

Transit COVID-19 Service Change

To further protect our drivers and passengers, BCT is implementing fare-free trips and asking all passengers to board the bus from the rear door. Passengers using mobility aids, such as wheelchairs or walkers, may continue to board at the front with the...

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Trash/Recycling/Yard Waste

1 Alert
July 28, 2021 6:47 AM

Pickup delay on Sanderson Tuesday

Due to Sanderson Street being blocked between Emmett and Bryant streets on Tuesday, Republic was not able to pick up curbside waste from those customers.

Please leave your items out, and trucks will return this morning - Wednesday, July 28.

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Water System Information

4 Alerts
July 23, 2021 9:30 PM


Hervir su agua antes de usar

Una parte del sistema de agua de la Ciudad de Battle Creek ha sido cerrado por mejoras o reparaciones. Cuando se reduce la presión de un sistema de agua municipal para permitir que se realicen...

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Latest Update:

July 25, 2021 1:42 PM

ATENCIÓN -- El aviso de agua a terminado. Pueden tomar el agua de nuevo.

July 23, 2021 7:30 PM

Boil Water Advisory (North Ave)

A portion of the City of Battle Creek water system has been shut down for improvements or repairs. Whenever the pressure of a municipal water system is reduced to allow for work to be done on the water...

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Latest Update:

July 25, 2021 1:21 PM






On  July 23rd, 2021 a portion of the City of Battle Creek water system was advised of the need to boil all tap water used for drinking and cooking.  The area involved in this Boil Water Advisory is as follows:

-North Avenue, between Garfield Avenue and VanBuren Street W 

-Groveland Street, between Harvard Street and North Avenue 

-Franklin Street, between Groveland Street and Calhoun Street 

-Calhoun Street, between West Street and North Avenue 

-Harvard Street, between Calhoun Street and Frelinghuysen Avenue 

-Frelinghuysen Avenue, between Harvard Street and North Avenue 

-Capital Avenue NE, between Fremont Street and State Street W. 

-VanBuren Street W., between Division Street N. and Capital Avenue NE 

-McCamly Street N, between VanBuren Street W and North Avenue 

-Division Street N, between Mike Humes Way and VanBuren Street E  

-Anderson Court, between Harvard Street and Frelinghuysen Avenue

The City of Battle Creek has determined it is no longer necessary to use bottled water or boil water before drinking or cooking.   Follow-up sampling has confirmed no coliform bacteria are present in the water supply.  

For more information, please contact Perry Hart at 269-966-3481 or The City of Battle Creek Verona Pumping Station at 269-966-3493.   

General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

July 17, 2021 11:13 AM

North Avenue area water shutoffs rescheduled for overnight July 23 and 24

The water team has rescheduled valve replacements on North Avenue that crews planned to do in June; that was canceled due to the weather.

This work requires two overnight water shutoffs next week, 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday night, July 23 and Saturday...

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July 9, 2021 3:42 PM

Sanderson Street closed for lead water service pipe replacements

Starting Monday, July 12, Sanderson Street will be closed to through traffic from Capital Avenue NE to Emmett Street East.

Crews will replace lead water service pipes on Sanderson. Water service will stay on for everyone during this work.

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