(Press Release By the City of Battle Creek)

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — As work continues to eliminate flooding in the Lynwood Drive neighborhood, crews will begin work on the east culvert over Minges Brook at 7 a.m. this Thursday, Sept. 17.

As a result, Lynwood Drive will be completely closed to traffic starting at 69 Lynwood. Residents and others wishing to access homes at 69 Lynwood and below may still do so, accessing Lynwood from South or West Minges roads.

Those wishing to access homes at 70 Lynwood and above – as well as all of Bayshore Drive – must follow the detour to Country Club Drive and use the temporary road extending Country Club to Lynwood.

Construction of the west culvert is close enough to completion to allow the start of the east culvert work. All construction in this area is expected to be complete by early November, weather permitting.

These culverts are part of the greater Big Marsh Drain project, also involving a new diversion channel that will improve safety to this large residential area, where Lynwood is the only access road. The $2.2 million project, paid through a bond issue and not a special assessment, also has support from the Intercounty Drain Board of Calhoun County, Kalamazoo County and the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

Residents will be notified in the event of any changes related to this work, and are thanked for their patience.