BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Road construction crews are beginning several paving and milling projects in Battle Creek, some work managed by the city, with funding from the Michigan Department of Transportation. Another project underway is work in Michigan 66, which is being managed by MDOT.
Several of the Battle Creek managed project are underway, but some some will begin later this month.
Among the effected roads are:
City officials say the roads will be open to pedestrian and car traffic, but there might be some minor stoppages. We're told the work will take place from 7:30 a.m. until about 5 p.m.
A milling and paving project on Hill Brady Road will begin Aug. 14, the Battle Creek city managers office said in a written announcement on the project.
Milling on the two northbound lanes of Brady Hill should be completed Aug. 15. Paving will start and finish Aug. 16, weather permitting, city officials said. Both northbound lanes will be closed to traffic and will be shifted into the southbound land.
The city asks that drivers plan for intermittent traffic disruptions during the project, which could cause delays.
Among the state projects is MDOT's effort to resurface 2.7 miles of M-66 from D Drive South to Glenn Cross Road.
The project includes lengthening the southbound right-turn lane at Glenn Cross Road, joint and crack repairs, and pavement markings. MDOT's Marshall Transportation Service Center Manager Mark Dionise explains the decision to lengthen the right-turn lane in a video on MDOT’s YouTube channel (see below). The $547,000 investment will improve safety by extending the southbound right-turn lane at Glenn Cross Road. The new asphalt surface will improve the ride for motorists and extend the life of the road by seven to 10 years.
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CLARIFICATION: This article was edited from its original posting to correctly identify the managers of the projects.