Project Update - May 6, 2021
Construction activities and schedules are subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen impacts.
The regional trail between Ruth St and Park Entrance Road remains closed. Park Entrance Road remains closed to vehicle traffic. The parking lot on Park Entrance Road is also closed. Bike trail next to Lower Afton Road from Battle Creek Road to Park Entrance Road is closed until Fall 2021. Trail users are detoured on Lower Afton Road. More information on mountain biking trails in Battle Creek on the next page. Construction activities will be increased with the warmer weather. Be mindful of lane restrictions.Starting the week of May 10, the crossing on Upper Afton Road will be repaved. Access will be maintained with one lane of traffic in each direction, and sidewalk open on one side.
What are the temporary wastewater conveyance pipes for?
The temporary pipes ensure there are no disruptions to sanitary sewer service while crews reconstruct and rehabilitate existing sewer pipe and structures through Battle Creek Regional Park. When in operation, 24/7 pump and security watch person(s) will be onsite to monitor the conveyance system.
Temporary Trail Closures
Temporary trail closures are necessary to protect public safety during underground sewer construction. Bike trails north and south of the ravine will often not connect during construction. The bike trail connection near the Lower Lot will be closed while there is active construction in the area. Please see the trail map for more detail. Please be aware of bike and walking trail closures and plan your visit accordingly. For the most up-to-date status report, please visit the Battle Creek Mountain Biking Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/battlecreekmountainbike/.
Trail users, for your safety, please remember to follow posted detour signs and do not cross the fenced-off or barricaded areas.