Road construction report for Tuesday, May 12


By: Jon Zimney

The spring road construction season is in full swing, this week, with several new closures in South Bend and Mishawaka. Here is a list of areas to expect slowdowns, or avoid altogether:


Roadwork could cause delays this week on Quinn Road from Primrose Road to Pine Road… and on Fern Road from Roosevelt Road to Kelly Road. Work will be underway from 6:00 am until 4:30 pm each day. (ends 5/15)


In Marshall County, the U.S. 6 bridge over the Yellow River is closed. The bridge is a mile west of State Road 331 in Bremen. The bridge will be closed until the end of September while crews replace the deck. Detours are set up on State Road 106.


In Niles, the right shoulder on the eastbound US-12 bridge over M-51 is closed as a precaution due to damage to the beam. (ends TBA)

A reminder for downtown Niles drivers, that the Main St. Bridge is closed for an entire year. Detours are set along Lincoln, Grant, Broadway, Fifth and Wayne Streets.


In South Bend, traffic is restricted on Northshore Drive at Iroquois, due to the river bank caving in. The bike lanes are closed there. Traffic is shifted to the north (TFN)

 n South Bend, Fairview is closed from Main to Michigan. Also, North Olive Street is closed from Vassar to Humboldt. (ends late on 5/14)

In South Bend, watch for lane restrictions on Lafayette Blvd. from Memorial Drive to Riverside Drive. (ends 5/15)

In South Bend, watch for lane restrictions at the intersection of Williams and Lincolnway West. Work starts at 7 o’clock… and ends at 6 tonight, weather permitting.

In South Bend, the Juniper Road bridge over the toll-road is closing due to work on the overpass. Detours using Cleveland Road to State Road 933 is recommended. (ends late on 5/18)

In South Bend, watch for closure of the right lane on westbound Ireland Road as you approach Fellows Street. Merge left. (ends 5/15)

In South Bend, Fellows Street is closed from Ireland Road to Walter Street. (ends late on 5/29)

In South Bend, lane restrictions along Lincolnway West from William to Maplewood. (ends 6/26)


In Mishawaka, It’s down to one lane of travel on eastbound University Dr. between Grape Rd. and Main St. Westbound traffic is normal. (ends 5/15)

In Mishawaka, Wells Street is closed between Third Street and Fourth Street, including the intersection of Wells and Third. (ends 5/14)

Starting today, watch for closures at the Fir Road and Cleveland Road railroad tracks. Crews say it could take up to two weeks to finish.

In Mishawaka, Mishawaka Ave. is closed to through traffic from Main St. to Cedar St. Traffic will be detoured via Main, Lincolnway and Cedar. (ends in late June)

In Mishawaka, Church St. between Third St. and Eighth St. is down to one lane in each direction. No left turns will be permitted at Fourth St. for northbound traffic. No left turns will be permitted at Seventh St. for southbound traffic. These restrictions will remain in place until mid-June. Truck traffic is detoured using State Road 331 via McKinley Ave.,Lincolnway East, Twelfth St., and the US 20 Bypass. (ends 6/15)


In Granger, Gumwood Road is closed from Brick Rd. to Adams Rd. Work to finish the storm sewer, earthwork, pavement removal and prepare for asphalt pavement will take place. Traffic will be detoured to Fir Rd., Adams Rd. and Grape Rd.


In Elkhart, Prairie Street is closed from East Herrold Avenue to West Hively Avenue. (ends 5/18)

In Elkhart, Prairie St. is closed on the north side of Middlebury St. to the south side of State St.

In Elkhart, Waterfall Drive is closed between Franklin St & High Street for streetscape improvements and Riverwalk extension. E. Lexington, Waterfall Drive and High Street will be one-way throughout the construction project. (ends 9/15)

In Elkhart County, the County Road 40 bridge over Stony Creek is closed between County Road 43 and County Road South 1200 West in Lagrange County (west of Topeka). (ends 7/5)

A repaving project is underway on U.S. 33 from the Elkhart River bridge to Ferndale Road. The first phase of the project is underway with northbound traffic down to one lane. (ends 7/2)

INDOT’s repaving project along State Road 15 from Kercher Raod to Madison Street is expected to start the second week of April. Crews will start with adjusting storm sewers and working with curb ramps along the road. Shortly after the crews will be patching the roads.

Drivers who regularly travel the County Road 4 bridge over Christiana Creek, north of Elkhart, need to find a new route. The bridge is closed for the next six months for replacement. (ends 6/2015)