If you drive northbound on Logan Street and Hickory Road, you’re driving on a freshly paved road. If you’re driving southbound, however, you won’t drive on a freshly paved road until next year.
The road represents the dividing line between South Bend and Mishawaka. South Bend’s public works director, Eric Horvath, admits the southbound lane “is in pretty bad shape”, according to the South Bend Tribune.
Last week, Mishawaka crews milled and repaved the northbound lanes for about a third of the road that has asphalt. That created a jagged boundary between the two lanes that people complain is an eyesore.
The city of Mishawaka viewed the road as a priority for this year. It even offered to have South Bend chip in $90k to repave the southbound lane, too. However, the public works department was tied up with flood cleanup in mid-August, and Mishawaka proceeded without South Bend.
Asphalt plants typically close around Thanksgiving, meaning it’s now too late for the South Bend Common Council to do anything about the half-paved road until next year.