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Public Works/Road Work

Posted on: July 13, 2021

Hamblin, Michigan Ave bridges to close for rehab

Black lines over Hamblin and Michigan avenues on city map, marking bridge work

Two bridge rehabilitation projects start tomorrow – Wednesday, July 14 – bringing detours for through traffic on Hamblin and Michigan avenues. 

  • Hamblin Avenue, over the Kalamazoo River – detours will begin at Kendall Street and Washington Avenue 
  • Michigan Avenue, over the Battle Creek River – detours will begin at Washington Avenue and McCamly Street 


Local traffic still can access homes and businesses in these areas, but the detours will guide other traffic around. 

We expect work to last through mid-August; crews will rehabilitate the deck joints on these bridges, which span the width of the roads. 

A similar project started in June on the Emmett Street bridge over the railroad tracks, causing lane shifts, but keeping that bridge open to traffic. 

We appreciate everyone’s patience during these bridge improvements. 

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