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County Road 38/Kercher Bridge Project

Week of 11-06-17

Bridge work continues and progress has been made. Concrete work along with approach work to be done this week.

Contractor is stabilizing the road subgrade this week in the area of CR 19 & CR 38. Paving may take place after areas are stabilized, depending upon weather and temperatures.

Contractor to have work entire project completed by 06-01-18. Date is subject to additional days for weather.

Contractor and County signed an acceleration agreement. The County will pay an additional $457,000 if the contractor substantially completes the road and has it open* to traffic by 12-31-17.  If the contractor fails to have the road substantially complete and open to traffic by 12-31-17, then the contractor is subject to $4,570.00 per day liquidated damages.

*Open to traffic = road is paved up to intermediate layer of asphalt, signal at CR 21 & CR 38 is operational, and temporary striping is in place.

Paving Update

Updated Paving Schedule: The paving schedule has been adjusted due to the rain we received last week. Unless otherwise noted, roads are open to school buses, emergency vehicles, mail carriers, and business deliveries. This schedule is subject to change according to weather conditions.

October 9
CR 42 from CR 9 to CR 11

October 9-11
CR 52 from CR 13 to CR 15

October 10
CR 40 from CR 7 to SR 19

October 10-13
CR 50 from SR 19 to CR 3

October 12-14
CR 46 where bridge tapers from CR 15 to CR 13

October 11-14
CR 3 from CR 44 to Wakarusa


Bridge Closing October 23-27

Bridge #155 on CR 26 between CR 113 and CR 13 over Yellow Creek will be closed to all traffic October 23 through 27 for maintenance. Crews will sand blast the bridge deck and place a 1.5 inch micro silica overlay and apply sealer.

Annual Supply and Material Bids

The annual supply and material bids will be opened at the Elkhart County Commissioner meeting on January 16th, 2017, at the Elkhart County Administrative Building, 117 North Second Street, Goshen, Indiana  46526 at 9:00 a.m. local time.

The legal notice for the bid can be found here:  NOTICE TO BIDDERS

The specifications for the bid can be found here:  2017 Material Bid Specifications

The bid results are here: 2017 Bids

Request for Proposal Announced

Elkhart County Commissioners are requesting proposals for a wastewater treatment study for the unicorporated communities of Foraker and Southwest.  More information can be found here:


Note:  If you downlaod a copy of this RFP, please notify the office.  If there is an addendum issued, you will then be notified, provided we have your email address.  Otherwise, you should check back perdiodically for any addendum issued.

Ash Road Closure July 18-20, 2016

Beginning Monday, July 18, 2016 crews representing AT&T require a closure of Ash Road approximately 200 feet south of McKinley Highway, and from McKinley north for approximately the same distance. The closure is estimated for a period of 3 days for which McKinley Highway will not be accessible from Ash Road. Access to all businesses will be maintained from Ash Road . The detour route will be posted and is as follows:

Ash Road northbound will exit onto westbound Jefferson Road, then west to Bittersweet Road and north back to McKinley.

Ash Road southbound will travel west on Edison to Bittersweet Road and then south to McKinley Highway.

During this time crews will be relocating underground utilities which cross Ash Road in a northwest to southeast direction.

All businesses south of McKinley will have access from Ash Road south of McKinley Highway or directly from McKinley where available.

As for any businesses north of McKinley, access will be from Ash Road north of McKinley or directly from McKinley Highway.


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