All streets open in downtown Elkhart’s River District expansion

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All streets are now open to vehicle traffic in Elkhart’s River District, including Jackson Boulevard, Elkhart Avenue, as well as secondary streets.

With road construction complete for 2018, crews are now focused on the installation of additional lighting along Jackson Boulevard, according to a news release from Elkhart Mahyor Tim Neese.

Crews will also be working on sidewalks, brick pavers, and adding other landscaping elements to the trees that were planted earlier this year.

Other winter work will include utility connections to the Elkhart Health and Aquatics center and installation of underground facilities for Indiana Michigan Power and Frontier Communications.

As Street Department crews and residents adjust to the reconfiguration of Jackson Boulevard, on-street parking is currently limited to the hours of 6 a.m. to midnight.

The transformation of the Elkhart River District will continue in 2019.

Residents should anticipate reconstruction of the remaining section of Jackson Boulevard, from Junior Achievement Drive to Prairie/Johnson Street starting in March. Streetscape projects along Junior Achievement Drive and Lexington Avenue will also be completed in 2019.

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