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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Tree harvesting work underway along Jackson Street through early February 2024

A Battle Creek city street map showing the tree harvesting work and periodic lane shifts.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — City tree contractor crews, from Forest Restoration, LLC, are currently working to harvest trees from city-owned property along Jackson Street.

The harvesting of selected trees for timber will help to promote new tree growth...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

MDOT public open house 11/30 for I-194 study

Vehicles driving on I-194 in Battle Creek near Columbia Avenue exit sign

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to provide input on a planning and environmental linkages (PEL) study for I-194 in Calhoun County. Through this comprehensive study, MDOT will evaluate environmental and traffic safety is...

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Check out highlights from the June I-194 meeting Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: November 18, 2023

City invites neighbors to name snowplows!

Snowplow cutouts with text "Snowtifications Name-a-Plow 23-24"

As the winter season approaches in Battle Creek, the city invites neighbors to help us name 10 snowplows. 

The naming contest kicks off the city’s annual Snowtifications, the annual series of tips and reminders about Battle Cree...

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Submit your snowplow name ideas! Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: August 30, 2023

Two sewer lift station projects increase safety, capacity

Small sewer lift station building off a street in a heavily wooded area.

Two sewer lift stations, which pump city wastewater from the south side/Minges Brook area to the north, are getting a facelift.  

The two lift stations are Edgebrook – on Edgebrook Drive south of Minges Circle – and Minges Broo...

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Map of our sewer lift station service areas Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: July 13, 2023

Temporary lane shift in place on Division St. as project to rebuild City Hall retaining wall begins

A photo showing the signage for the Division Street North lane shift, near City Hall.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — City contractor crews are preparing to begin work on the project to rebuild the retaining wall around the grounds of City Hall, resulting in a temporary lane shift on Division Street.

The specific section of Division Street ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2023

10/30 UPDATE: Skyline Drive & Hill Brady Road roundabout open, final stage of construction underway

A Battle Creek city street map showing the roundabout construction work as a black box.

10/30/2023 UPDATE:

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The newly-constructed roundabout at the intersection of Skyline Drive and Hill Brady Road is now open, and city contractor crews are now in the final stage of construction for the project.

The roundabout at...

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Work to replace existing lead service lines throughout city resumes

A Battle Creek city street map showing the roadways for line replacement work as dashed, blue lines.

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...

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