Those traveling in the area of the Battle Creek Police Department, and adjacent construction site for the new building, should expect increased semi-truck traffic in the area this week and next.
The truck traffic is necessary for delivery and installation of pre-cast concrete flooring for the new Police Department headquarters, at 34 N. Division St.
- Starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, trucks will begin delivery. The planned route is north on Division Street/M-66 to the service drive on the north side of the construction site. They will exit south to John Patterson Way to leave the site. The same traffic pattern will take place on Friday, Oct. 13.
- On Monday, Oct. 16 and Tuesday, Oct. 17, trucks will arrive, again, via Division Street/M-66, but will enter onto the north side of Patterson Way, which currently is closed to thru traffic.
Truck deliveries are expected six to 10 times per day on each of the above dates. Each day, installation of flooring will take place in a different quadrant of the new building.
Please be alert for increased truck traffic in the area on these dates.
Construction started May 17 on the total $15.5 million project. The new building is designed to provide much-needed space to police staff, as well as community spaces, helping better connect police and the community. The entire building process is expected to take approximately 18 months, with changes in traffic flow and parking around Battle Creek City Hall and the current Police Department.
The city will communicate via our website, social media, and area media outlets as phases progress and any changes are made to traffic and parking locations around the building site.