BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — City contractors resume ongoing work to replace lead service lines throughout the city, beginning this week and continuing throughout the remainder of 2023.
This ongoing project has been underway for about the last two years with contractors, in partnership with the city’s Water Division, aiming to replace around 200 lead service lines each year, however last year’s work fell slightly short with around 140 lines replaced in total. The year 2045 is the current deadline to have all lines replaced throughout the city.
This year’s lead service line replacement work will focus on the Piper Park neighborhood in the city, with the following roadways undergoing work:
- Bryant Street, from North Wabash Avenue to Convis Street
- Piper Avenue, from Bryant Street to Sherman Road
- North Wabash Avenue, from East Emmett Street to Capital Avenue NE
- McKinley Avenue North, from East Emmett Street to Capital Avenue NE
- North Broad Street, from Bryant Street to Capital Avenue NE
- Radley Street, from North Wabash Avenue to Woodward Avenue
- Kelley Avenue, from East Emmett Street to Wren Street
- Maple Grove Avenue, from Capital Avenue NE to Lark Street
- Wren Street, from Magnolia Avenue to Kelley Avenue
- Lark Street, from Magnolia Avenue to Maple Grove Avenue
- Magnolia Avenue, from Capital Avenue NE to East Avenue South
- Traverse Street, from Magnolia Avenue to Fairview Avenue
- Evans Street, from Capital Avenue NE to Maple Grove Avenue
- Fairview Avenue, from East Avenue South to Lark Street
During the lead service line replacement work, temporary road closures and traffic lane shifts will be in place on the various roadways, as the work progresses. Drivers and pedestrians should be aware of work in these areas and should follow the directions of any signage and personnel on site. Work hours will generally be from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
While most of these roadways do not impact Battle Creek Transit’s fixed-route service, any detours or other changes to BCT routes will be shared, as they arise and the project moves forward, via the Battle Creek Transit Facebook page, facebook.com/BattleCreekTransit, or Transit text/email alerts. As a reminder, neighbors can sign up for Transit text/email alerts to stay up-to-date regarding detours and service changes at battlecreekmi.gov/notifyme, in the Alert Center category.
We appreciate everyone’s patience during all work on our city’s infrastructure.