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Posted on: August 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Water valve replacement beginning Friday

Water Valve Replacement Capital Ave. SW - Minges to Beckley

August 3, 2022


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

Water valve replacement beginning Friday


BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — City crews will be replacing broken water valves, which will require temporary water shutoffs and a road closure beginning Friday, Aug. 5.  

This work will require temporary water shutoffs from 9 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. in the following areas:

Capital Avenue S.W., between Minges Road E. and Hamilton Lane 
Wahwahtaysee Way, between Capital Avenue S.W. and Valleyview Road
Valleyview Road, between Minges Road E. and Wahwahtaysee Way

City neighbors in this area 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.

Door hangers will be distributed to the homes affected. 

During this work, Capital Avenue S.W., between Beckley Road and Minges Road, will be closed and emergency vehicles will not have access from Aug. 5 at 9 p.m. through Aug. 6  at 3 p.m.  A detour will be in place.  A map of the detour is attached to this release.  

Motorist are advised to avoid this area and follow all posted detour signs.

Due to this road closure, Transit route 4S, SW Capital bus, will detour on Saturday, Aug. 6.  

Heading outbound the 4S bus will turn left on Meadow Drive, right on Riverside Drive, right on Beckley Road, and left on S.W. Capital Avenue to resume regular route. During this temporary detour, the following bus stops will not be serviced. 


Cascade Drive
 County Club Blvd
 Francis Drive
 Minges Road
 Hamilton Lane
 Christy Road
 Old China Buffet



Beckley Road at Capital Ave SW
 Red Lobster
 Christy Road
 Hamilton Lane
 Minges Road
 Oakland Drive
 Francis Drive
 Country Club Blvd

Passengers who normally use these stops should expect to use the bus stop(s) located at Panera or Meadow Drive. The Fazoli's bus stop located on Beckley Road will be serviced heading outbound (:30 after each hour) not on the inbound trip. Also, the Beckley Road at S.W. Capital Avenue bus stop will not be serviced due to the bus turning left on S.W. Capital Avenue. Customers who use this stop should plan to be at Panera at :30 after each hour. 

The regular route will resume once the road is back open.

We appreciate everyone’s patience during this work.

See these streets on our Public Works interactive project map, by clicking this link DPW Construction Projects ( This is also available through the Your Government tab, under Public Works. 





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