A portion of downtown Battle Creek traffic will be blocked off as city workers are repairing a utility.

The City of Battle Creek announced Tuesday afternoon that the westbound side of Jackson Street at McCamly Street is closed until sometime Wednesday after a phone line was damaged during traffic signal work at the corner. Workers were performing work on the signal mast arms.

The City has posted signs in the area for the temporary traffic change. They are also advising drivers to seek an alternate route.