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Posted on: June 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Water valve replacement/ VÁLVULAS DE AGUA begins on North Avenue on June 24


June 22, 2021


For more information contact: Water Division, 269-966-3506

Water valve replacement/ VÁLVULAS DE AGUA

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Water valve and sewer main replacement work will begin on North Avenue Thursday, June 24, lasting through Tuesday, June 29, causing temporary water outages, a road closure, and a BC Transit bus route detour.

This work will require temporary water shutoffs from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Friday night, June 25 into Saturday morning, and on Saturday night, June 26 into Sunday morning (two overnight work times), in the areas listed below:

  • 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

Crews expect to have water shut off only during the overnight hours listed above. However, expect work to also take place on this project between 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the day. Areas and times could change due to unforeseen circumstances.

City neighbors in these areas should be prepared to be without water and for a potential boil water advisory when service returns. Additional information will be made available to the media, and through the city’s website and social media, should it become necessary.

During this work, North Avenue will be closed between Calhoun Street and Groveland Street.   A detour will be in place using Emmett Street, Washington Avenue, and Capital Avenue NE.

City staff have notified affected businesses and neighbors, and will do their best to keep all driveways accessible.  Emergency vehicles will not have access through the work area.

In addition, the Battle Creek Transit 2E Emmett-East Avenue bus route will detour starting Wednesday, June 23. 

Bus stops on North Avenue between Calhoun Street and Emmett Street will not be serviced during this detour. Temporary stops will be added both inbound and outbound near Battle Creek Central, West Street and Glenwood, and West Street and Garfield Avenue, as follows:


McCamly to VanBuren

Left on VanBuren 

Right on United Way

Right on Champion

Left on West Street

Right on Emmett

Back on route



Left on West Street

Right on Champion

Left on United Way

Left on VanBuren

Right on McCamly

We appreciate everyone’s patience during this and all work.

En Español – Las cuadrillas de aguas reemplazaran las valvulas el día 25-29 de junio lo que provocara cortes de agua temporales en las zonas mencionadas.

  • North a Garfield a VanBuren
  • Groveland a Harvard a North 
  • Franklin a Groveland a Calhoun 
  • Calhoun a West a North
  • Harvard a Calhoun a Frelinghuysen
  • Frelinghuysen a Harvard a North 
  • Capital a Fremont a State
  • VanBuren a Division a Capital 
  • McCamly a VanBuren a North 
  • Division a Mike Humes Way a VanBuren
  • Anderson a Harvard a Frelinghuysen

requeriran que se corte el agua temporalmente el día 25 de junio a 26 de junio.   Prepárese para no tener agua corriente a las 8 p.m. a 8:00 a.m. Prepárese para un posible aviso de hervir el agua cuando regrese el servicio.

Los vecinos de estas áreas deben estar preparados para no tener agua durante las horas indicadas, y también para recibir posibles avisos de hervir el agua cuando el servicio regrese. De ser necesario, se pondrá a disposición información adicional. 

Pueden cambiar las zonas y los horarios debido a circunstancias imprevistas.


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