High Water and Road Closures as of 2/28/2018
CR 38 & Kercher Bridge
The opening of CR 38 from CR 17 to State Road 15 took place January 1, 2018. The project involved the reconstruction of about 3.7 miles of road and the replacement of the bridge carrying CR 38 over the Elkhart River. The cost of the project was $13.2 million dollars which included incentives of $643,000 to accelerate the construction so that the road could be opened to traffic by January 1, 2018. The increasing traffic demand warranted the improvement of the road corridor. CR 38 currently carries about 12,000 vehicles per day. It is estimated that the road will carry 16,000 vehicles per day in 20 years. Elkhart County partnered with the City of Goshen and the Indiana Department of Transportation to rebuild and widen the Kercher Road portion of the project and install a new traffic signal at the State Road 15 intersection. A new traffic signal has been constructed at the CR 21 intersection replacing the 4-way stop. The intersection at CR 19 remains a 2-way stop, but dedicated turn lanes have been added. The new bridge is twice as wide as the old bridge and includes 3 traffic lanes and a 10 foot wide sidewalk. Street lighting was added where the road crosses the Elkhart River/Goshen Pond.
Henke Street over Puterbaugh Creek will be closed beginning June 21, 2017 through August 18, 2017 for culvert replacement. The existing triple culvert will be replaced with an aluminum box culvert much like the one installed on CR 4 over Osolo Township Ditch.
A public information meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held at Grace Baptist Church, 53980 CR 17, Bristol.
This path follows CR 8 from Pheasant Ridge Drive to Turtle Drive (Bristol).
Representatives of the design firm will be present to answer questions about the project.
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
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.
Bids advertised for up to four new truck chassis and associated dump body, plow, and accessories. More information available here: http://elkcohwy.dreamhosters.com/bids/
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.