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Posted on: August 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Chip seal project in Westlake/Prairieview neighborhood begins Aug. 10

A Battle Creek city street map showing the chip seal work as dashed, black lines.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — City contractor crews began chip seal work along several of the numbered streets in the Westlake/Prairieview neighborhood today, Thursday, Aug. 10.

The following streets in the Westlake/Prairieview neighborhood will undergo chip seal work:

  • 28th Street, from Goguac Street West to West Columbia Avenue
  • 29th Street, from Goguac Street West to West Columbia Avenue
  • 30th Street, from Goguac Street West to West Columbia Avenue
  • 31st Street, from Goguac Street West to West Columbia Avenue
  • North 32nd Street, from Goguac Street West to West Territorial Road
  • North 33rd Street, from Goguac Street West to West Highland Boulevard

The chip seal work will occur in three phases. The first phase is the application of the chip seal material to the roadway. Then, crews will vacuum sweep the excess chip seal material from the roadway. Finally, a fog seal finish will be applied to the roadway.

There are no expected road closures during this chip seal project, however drivers and pedestrians should expect temporary delays due to work. Flaggers will be present along roadways set for chip seal work to assist with traffic. During the final fog seal finish, the flaggers will partially close one lane of the roadway at a time, during work, and redirect traffic to the open lane. 

Neighbors will be able to access their homes at all times during the chip seal work; however, neighbors living along these roadways should not park along the street when it’s undergoing work, to allow the chip seal project to continue uninterrupted. Door hangers will be distributed to let neighbors know when their roadway is set for chip seal work, 24 hours in advance.

Work hours will generally be from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Crews expect this chip seal project to be wrapped up by the end of August, weather permitting. Additional work to add pavement markings to the finished roadways will follow.

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

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