The City of Battle Creek is proud to be a Bicycle Friendly Community -- one of only 12 in Michigan in 2018.

The city first achieved bronze status in 2014. Our Bicycle Advisory Committee and staff have worked continually to improve bicycle amenities, earning us silver status in the fall of 2017.

Read our silver report card.

BFC silver


The Engineering Administrator reports to the Public Works Director and is responsible for the design and construction of all street, bridge, water and sewer improvement projects in the city. The Engineering staff is also responsible for maintaining all  public infrastructure records for the city. Applications to connect to the public water and sewer systems and permits to work in the street right-of-way may be obtained from the Engineering Office.

Road Surface Treatments

The City of Battle Creek Engineering Division is responsible for selecting annual road treatments of approximately 300 miles of road. The process involves a review of our street system, then prioritizing roads based upon actual condition. Before a street is treated, a press release will be issued for major roads notifying all of the necessary authorities of the road closure. For projects affecting 50 or fewer residents, door hangers will be distributed with of the time and type of treatment that is to take place, and any special instructions that should be followed during the treatment process. For more information or questions about road treatments, please contact the Engineering Division at 966-3343.

Treatment Information


Upcoming MDOT project

From approximately May to August of 2018, the Michigan Department of Transportation plans a project on M-66 (Capital Avenue NE) from Capital Avenue downtown to Frey Drive, near Bailey Park.
The project involves upgrading sidewalks, replacing storm sewer covers, and making safety upgrades, like adding bike lanes and converting from four lanes to three.

MDOT held a public meeting in May 2017. View the presentation below for more information on this project (click the photo):
M-66 project presentation cover

Stormwater Management

View the 2012 version of the Technical Reference Manual for the City of Battle Creek's Stormwater Management Program (PDF).

Traffic Engineering

The Traffic Engineering Manager reports to the City Engineer and is responsible for designing and ensuring proper installation of all traffic control systems, (i.e., traffic signals, signs, and pavement markings), and for conducting all traffic safety and operations studies for City streets.