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1 Alert
March 28, 2020 1:56 PM

City COVID-19 information - English, ASL, Burmese, Español

Pleases see this web page, and its sub-pages, for community information on the COVID-19 pandemic and response, and current city operations, as we begin a gradual reopening on Monday, June 15.

Transit Announcements

8 Alerts
May 10, 2022 6:57 PM

Detour - Emmett/East Ave Route

Due a water main repair on East Avenue the 2E- Emmett/East Avenue bus will temporarily detour on Wednesday, May 11.

East Avenue N will be closed between Cornell Drive and Roosevelt Avenue on Wednesday. During this closure, the 2E bus will turn left on...

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February 2, 2022 5:13 PM

Buses will continue to detour on Thursday, February 3

BCT Buses will continue to detour tomorrow, Thursday, February 3.

All routes will only operate on main roads, not traveling on neighborhood streets.

If you have questions or need help planning your trip, please call dispatch at 269-966-3474.


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February 2, 2022 9:43 AM

All Buses to Detour at 10:15am

Starting at 10:15am, for the remainder of the day buses will only operate on main roads, not traveling on neighborhood streets.

The following main roads (by route) will be serviced:

1W West Michigan – West Michigan Avenue
2E Emmett/East Avenue –...

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January 19, 2022 11:40 PM

Transit services canceled Sat, Jan 22

Battle Creek Transit services are canceled this Saturday, Jan. 22, so Transit staff can attend funeral services for a teammate.

This service cancelation includes bus service and Tele-Transit.

All services will operate on regular schedules starting...

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December 30, 2021 11:16 AM

BCT Service Change - Driver Shortage

Beginning, January 10, 2022 the following changes will be in place until further notice:

• (3E) Main-Post and (4N) NE Capital will be a combined route. Alternating between routes each half-hour.
• (3E) Main-Post will operate...

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December 16, 2021 3:03 PM

Detour- Friday, December 17 - Emmet/East Avenue and Kendall/Goodale

Due to a closure on McCamly Street this Friday, December 17, bus routes 2E-Emmett/East Avenue and 3W-Kendall/Goodale will temporarily detour.

The 2E Emmett/East Avenue route will detour both inbound and outbound. The 3W Kendall/Goodale route will...

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April 22, 2021 2:59 PM

Detour - Columbia / Territorial Route

EFFECTIVE - Monday, August 16, 2021
Detour for Columbia / Territorial Route 2W is cancelled.
Columbia/Territorial Route 2W will resume regular operating schedule.

Due to...

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Latest Update:

August 13, 2021 5:00 PM

EFFECTIVE - Monday, August 16, 2021

Detour for Columbia / Territorial Route 2W is cancelled. 

Columbia/Territorial Route 2W will resume regular operating schedule. 

April 28, 2020 4:18 PM

Transit- Face Masks Required On Buses

Under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's newest executive order (2020-59), face masks are now required in all enclosed public spaces.

Face covering can be any breathable material covering both the nose and the mouth, such as a homemade mask, scarf, bandana, or...

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Trash/Recycling/Yard Waste

1 Alert
April 14, 2022 4:45 PM

Some recycling misses near Post Addition today, 4/14

Due to the driver getting some incorrect information about recycling week pickup changes, Republic missed picking up recycling at some homes near and west of the Post Addition neighborhood today.

A driver will be back on Friday, April 15, to the gray...

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Water System Information

6 Alerts
May 18, 2022 4:23 PM

Water valve replacement to begin Friday

City crews will be replacing a water valve, which will require a temporary water shutoff and a road closure beginning Friday, May 20.

This work will require temporary water shutoffs from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., from May 20 to May 22, at the areas below:

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May 10, 2022 6:27 PM

Water pipe replacement - East Avenue N

On Wednesday, May 11, East Avenue N will be completely closed to traffic between Cornell Drive and Roosevelt Avenue, so water crews can replace a pipe.

Work hours are planned for 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The team plans to keep water on. Unforeseen...

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May 10, 2022 7:15 AM


Hervir su agua antes de usar

Una parte del sistema de agua de la Ciudad de Battle Creek ha sido cerrado por mejoras o reparaciones. Cuando se reduce la presión de un sistema de agua municipal para permitir que se realicen...

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Latest Update:

May 11, 2022 3:02 PM

ATENCIÓN -- El aviso de agua a terminado. Pueden tomar el agua de nuevo.

May 10, 2022 6:22 AM

Boil Water Advisory Fountain St W

Drinking Water Advisory
Boil your water before using.

The City of Battle Creek has shut down a portion of the water system for improvements or repairs. When work on our water system requires us to reduce the water pressure below a certain level, there...

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Latest Update:

May 11, 2022 2:19 PM





On  May 10th, 2022 a portion of the City of Battle Creek water system was advised of the need to boil all tap water used for drinking and cooking.  

On Washington Ave S between Upton Ave & Battle Creek Ave

On Fountain St W between Meachem Ave & Caroline St

On Battle Creek Ave between Meachem Ave & Washington Ave S

The City of Battle Creek has determined it is no longer necessary to use bottled water or boil water before drinking or cooking.   Follow-up sampling has confirmed no coliform bacteria are present in the water supply.  


For more information, please contact Perry Hart at 269-966-3481 or The City of Battle Creek Verona Pumping Station at 269-966-3493.   


General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.



May 6, 2022 10:57 AM

Water valve replacements on Tuesday

There will be a temporary water shut off on Tuesday, May 10, while city crews work to replace broken water valves at the following locations:

- Washington Ave., between Upton Ave. and Battle Creek Ave.
- Fountain St., between Meachem Ave. and Caroline...

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April 24, 2022 7:04 AM

Water main break/cañerías principales - 500 block Main Street

Crews are repairing a water main break on Main Street this morning, which requires a temporary water shutoff.

This work will require a temporary water shutoff until about 10:00 this morning on Main Street, between Alden Avenue East and Lyda Street.


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