BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — City contractors began a months-long project to install a lift station and to replace the sewer main on Sisson Avenue Wednesday, March 22.
The work will impact the entire length of Sisson Avenue, from Riverside Drive to the dead end. Work hours will generally be from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., with the project estimated to be completed by Sept. 30, 2023, weather permitting.
A lift station is used to move wastewater and sewage from lower to higher elevations, especially when the natural flow of gravity is not enough to efficiently move material through the sewer mains. The installation of a lift station, as well as the replacement of the sewer main, will fix the issues of the current sewer main being too shallow and frozen laterals along the main.
There are no expected road closures as a result of this project, however drivers and pedestrian traffic should be aware of the ongoing work in the area, following the directions of any additional signage and construction workers present. Temporary lane shifts along Riverside Drive, at Sisson Avenue, are possible throughout the project.
There is also no expected impact to any Battle Creek Transit routes, however we will share updates if any route changes are needed, as a result of this project.
We appreciate everyone’s patience during all work on our city’s infrastructure.