BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — City signal and sign crews have implemented temporary changes to the traffic signal and signs at the intersection of Emmett Street and Fremont Street, as they begin work on upgrades at the intersection.
The specific temporary changes are as follows:
- Eastbound and westbound traffic on East Emmett Street will now have a yellow, flashing light at the intersection of Emmett and Fremont Street, which will allow traffic to flow through the intersection with caution.
- Northbound and southbound traffic on Fremont Street will now have stop signs at the intersection of Fremont and East Emmett Street, which will require the traffic to stop at the intersection.
The upgrades will include the replacement of a control cabinet, as well as the wiring from the cabinet to the traffic signal. Crews expect the upgrade work to begin next week, weather permitting, and the estimated time frame of the work is about two weeks, depending on availability of parts.
The temporary changes, as described above, will be in place until the work is completed. Once completed, the stops signs will be removed and the traffic signal will return to normal operation.
The upgrade work was determined to be needed following a malfunction of the traffic signal to “flash mode” at the intersection over the weekend of July 8-9. Crews determined that the signal couldn’t be returned to normal operation due to issues with the equipment that required replacement. As a result, temporary traffic changes were needed to allow for the work at the intersection.
There are no expected road closures during this work.
We appreciate everyone’s patience during all work on our city’s infrastructure.