Construction is expected to cause a major road closure in downtown Battle Creek this week.

The City of Battle Creek says that Hoekstra Roofing will be conducting work on the Heritage Tower Tuesday and Wednesday, as part of the complete restoration the building is undergoing. As a result, Michigan Avenue directly in front of the Heritage Tower will be completely closed to traffic; however, there will still be access to area businesses and parking.

A similar closure took place in December, but that only lasted one day.

Motorists who need to go through downtown will be detoured via Capital Ave, Van Buren St, and McCamly St. This work takes place from 7am to 5pm both days, and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes if they can. 

Earlier in February, the Battle Creek City Commission accepted a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, that would allow them to continue to receive the services from two firms for technical assistance regarding the redevelopment of the Heritage Tower. The WKKF had been retaining the firms before, but under this new plan the City would control the contract and the grant funding would continue to pay for the assistance.

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