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Battle Creek Michigan - Capital SW closure extended Transit detours continue during sewer lining 21 September 2022 ( news )
Battle Creek , state Michigan ( By Press Release office)
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Drivers on Capital Avenue SW in the Old Lakeview area will see additional closures due to a project equipment delay .
The road closures are part of a project to add a lining to a large sanitary sewer pipe in the east - central part of the city .
The work will affect Capital Avenue SW between Territorial Road and Columbia Avenue as follows:
Through today , Wednesday , Sept . 21– Complete closure . Detour is on Columbia Avenue , Riverside Drive , and East Territorial Road .
Thursday , Sept . 22 - Friday , Sept . 30– Local traffic only . Through traffic should follow the detour above .
In addition , today through Friday , Sept . 30– Highland Avenue is closed from Fairfield Avenue to Wentworth Avenue .
Battle Creek Transit bus route detourswill continue through Sept . 30 while this work project continues:
4S – SW Capital
Traveling outbound the 4S bus will turn left on Territorial Road , right on Grand Boulevard , right on Columbia Avenue , and left on Capital SW to resume the regular route .
Traveling inbound the 4S bus will turn right on Columbia Avenue , left on Grand Boulevard , left on Territorial Road , and right on Capital SW to resume the regular route .
The bus will add a temporary stop on Grand Boulevard at Grand Boulevard Court .
During the detour the bus will
NOTservice these stops on Capital SW:
Shelter near Family Fare/Long John Silver’s
2W – Columbia - Territorial
The bus will travel down Territorial , turning right on Bechman Avenue , left on Surby Avenue , right on Highland Avenue , and right on Columbia Avenue to resume the regular route .
The bus will NOT service stops onTerritorial at Pioneer , Territorial at Highland Avenue , and Highland Avenue at Wentworth Avenue . We encourage riders to use the stops on Territorial before Bechman , or Highland near Planet Fitness .
As always , call the Transit team with questions or help planning a trip at 269 - 966 - 3474 , and sign up for Transit alert notifications at battlecreekmi . gov/notifyme .
As the sewer lining project moves , neighbors will receive door hangers 24 hours ahead of work on their streets . While non - excessive toilet use will be OK , we will ask neighbors to delay washing clothes and dishes , and any other heavy water uses , for about 24 hours after the work moves through , so the lining adhesive can set .
The project started Sept . 6 at Wentworth Avenue/Foster Avenue . It is moving to Foster/Orleans Avenue , Orleans/Capital Avenue SW , Capital SW/Grandview Court , and will finish at Grandview/Grand Boulevard . Work is moving from one manhole to the next along the route .
This project will add a lining to a 24 - inch to 30 - inch sanitary sewer main that has been deteriorating inside due to naturally occurring hydrogen sulfide gas . The lining will protect the concrete pipe and restore the main to its original thickness . It will also add at least 70 years to the design life of the sewer main . The lining is a felt material that will stick to the pipe with a wet resin .
Neighbors might notice some odor from the resin – a glue - like smell . Please contact our Department of Public Works with any questions at 269 - 966 - 3343 .
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