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Posted on: July 24, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Sisson Avenue sewer main installation to result in temporary closure of Riverside Drive

A Battle Creek city street map showing the sewer main installation as a dashed, light blue line.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — City contractors will be onsite to install new sewer main along Sisson Avenue, resulting in the temporary closure of a section of Riverside Drive, beginning Monday, July 24.

The section of Riverside Drive impacted by this temporary closure is:

  • Riverside Drive, between East Burnham Street and Territorial Road East

No thru traffic will be allowed in the above-mentioned section of Riverside Drive, however neighbors will be able to get to and from their homes. A posted detour will be in place for both traffic and pedestrians, as follows:

  • Northbound detour route: Turn left on Territorial Road East, turn right on Capital Avenue SW, turn right on East Burnham Street, and then turn left to resume northbound on Riverside Drive
  • Southbound detour route: Turn right on East Burnham Street, turn left on Capital Avenue SW, turn left on Territorial Road East, and then turn right to resume southbound on Riverside Drive

Crews expect the sewer main installation work to take about two weeks and be wrapped up by Friday, Aug. 4, weather permitting. Work hours will generally be from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Once installed, the new sewer main will connect into the main along Riverside Drive. This sewer main installation work is part of an ongoing project to install a lift station and replace the sewer main along Sisson Avenue, from Riverside Drive to the dead end.

As a reminder, 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.

We appreciate everyone’s patience during all work on our city’s infrastructure.


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