New road construction projects in South Bend, St. Joseph County

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Drivers take note:  Some ramps will close on Monday, Sep. 30, at the interchange of State Road 2 and the U.S. 20/31 Bypass in South Bend while asphalt patching crews work in the area.

The crew has been working between Quince Road and the Bypass this week, with one lane flowing in each direction through that corridor. Ramps will close Monday morning and reopen by Monday evening, weather permitting.

The affected ramps are:

  • The ramp connecting westbound SR 2 with southbound Bypass.
  • The ramp connecting northbound Bypass with westbound SR 2.
  • The ramp connecting eastbound SR 2 with northbound Bypass.
  • The ramp connecting southbound Bypass with eastbound SR2.

The City of South Bend Department of Public Works announces the following traffic alerts beginning Monday, September 30 due to road and utility work.

Jefferson Boulevard
Beginning Monday, Sep. 30, Jefferson Boulevard from Lafayette Boulevard to Williams Street will close to vehicular traffic due to utility work for Indiana Michigan Power. Detour routes will be Washington Street or Wayne Street via Lafayette Boulevard or Williams Street. Jefferson Boulevard is expected to reopen to vehicular traffic by Friday, October 11, weather permitting.

Western Avenue
Also on Monday, Sep. 30, Western Avenue from Dundee Street to Falcon Street will close for a sewer repair and for the installation of temporary driveway approaches for businesses prior to the shifting of traffic to the south side of the street. The anticipated reopening date for the westbound lane of Western Avenue is end of day Wednesday, October 2, weather permitting. Westbound traffic will detour south on Olive Street, then west on Sample Street to Sheridan Street before rejoining Western Avenue. The eastbound lane of Western Avenue has been closed during construction and will remain closed until the Western Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project is complete in mid-November.


The Wayne Street and Leighton Plaza Parking Garages will undergo maintenance work beginning Monday, Sep. 30. Work will include structural concrete repairs, sealant repairs, new painting and striping. Daily parkers will not be impacted by this work as the majority of it will take place overnight. Any work during the day will be done with limited restrictions to minimize inconvenience to parkers. The project is expected to be completed by early November.

The following is a list of all reported construction projects around the MNC listening area:

IN ST. JOE CO

(NEW for 9/30 ONLY) INDOT will close ramps in phases today that connect State Road 2 and the 20-31 Bypass. It’s part of the asphalt patching work between the Bypass and Quince Road. The work should finish this afternoon, weather permitting. (9/30 only)

(NEW) Jackson Road in St. Joe County is closed from Miami Street to York Road. It should re-open in mid-October. Your detours are Miami Street or York Road via Kern Road. (ends 10/15)

(NEW) The 331 Bridge over the Yellow River in Bremen is closed for a superstructure replacement project, and will be through early November. The detour involves US 6, US 31, and the US 20 Bypass. (Ends early Nov.)

(NEW) Concrete work continues on the U.S. 20 Bypass in St. Joe County. Crews have closed ramps at Ironwood. Mainline work is also underway from Clover Road to US 31, with one lane closed in each direction. (Ends TBA)

IN SOUTH BEND

(NEW for 9/30) Jefferson Boulevard is closed from Lafayette Boulevard to Williams Street. Detour routes will be Washington Street or Wayne Street via Lafayette Boulevard or Williams Street. (Ends 10/11)

(NEW for 9/30) Western Avenue is closed from Dundee Street to Falcon Street will close for a sewer repair and for the installation of temporary driveway approaches for businesses prior to the shifting of traffic to the south side of the street. Westbound traffic will detour south on Olive Street. (Ends 10/2) The eastbound lane will remain closed until mid-November.

(NEW for 9/30) The Wayne Street and Leighton Plaza Parking Garages will undergo maintenance work. Work will include structural concrete repairs, sealant repairs, new painting and striping. Daily parkers will not be impacted by this work as the majority of it will take place overnight. (ends 11/15)

(NEW) Part of Woodlawn Avenue is closed in the 1200 block for a leak repair on a water line. (TBA)

Traffic on Cleveland Road is down to one lane from Portage Road to 933. (end TBA)

Eddy Street is closed from Napoleon Boulevard to Howard Street. St. Vincent Street between Frances Street and Georgiana Avenue is also closed. Detours are set up. (ends late 2019)

IN MISHAWAKA

(NEW) There are southbound lane restrictions on Bremen Highway between Ireland Road and the bypass as crews install a new right turn lane. Southbound traffic is reduced to one lane. (ends 10/18)

(NEW) Traffic is down to one lane in each direction on Capital Avenue between Harrison Road and Jefferson Boulevard thanks to a drainage project. That should wrap up in November. (ends 11/2019)

(NEW) Watch for lane restrictions and flaggers on Capital Avenue between Lincolnway East to just south of the railroad overpass. (ends 10/23)

(The project on 12th Street in Mishawaka is going to take a bit longer. The city now says the road will be closed from Capital Avenue to Byrkit Street until Thanksgiving, though you’ll still have access to local businesses. (Ends mid-Nov)

It’s down to east and west traffic only at the intersection of Somerset and Milburn. Somerset is closed between Delaware and Milburn and Milburn and Sixth for tree removal, utility work, and sidewalk & pavement work. (ends 11/1)

Elmwood Avenue is closed west of 331 for a road realignment project and utility upgrades. Watch for detours and road crews. (Ends Nov 27)

IN GRANGER

(NEW) Resurfacing is underway on State Road 23 in Granger between Bittersweet and the Michigan state line. Watch for a single lane of traffic where workers are present. (ends 10/30)

IN ELKHART COUNTY

(NEW) INDOT has shutting down several bridges on US 20 and State Road 19 for rehab. Each project will take about a week and include bridges between County Roads 17 and 26, as well as the bridge on State Road 19 in that area in the city of Elkhart. (Ends Mid-October)

(NEW) State Road 19 in Elkhart County has lane restrictions between Willowdale Avenue and the state line. This is for resurfacing and you can expect delays and flaggers. (Ends early October)

(NEW) State Road 13 is closed for the next stage of the bridge deck overlay with detours using US 6, State Road 5, and US 20. (Ends Mid-October)

IN BERRIEN COUNTY

(NEW) Paving is underway on Coloma Road in Hagar Township between M63 and South I-196. (Ends TBA)

(NEW) Paving is underway on Benson Road in Benton Township from M-63 to Paw Paw Avenue. (ends TBA)

IN LAPORTE COUNTY

(NEW) The closure of U.S. 20 is now extended from Oak Knoll north to County Road 600 East. Crews will be working on the shoulder and installing a center turn lane as part of the ongoing “dogbone intersection” project. (Ends 10/21)

Construction has lane restrictions and closures at U.S. 20 and State Road 2 in Rolling Prairie (ends 11/15/2019)

It’s down to one lane in each direction on U.S. 20 between Woodland Avenue and Johnson Road in Michigan City until mid-October.

IN MARSHALL COUNTY

(NEW) INDOT is closing lanes on the State Road 331 bridge over US 30 in Bourbon. This is for a bridge deck overlay project. Watch for a temporary signal. (Ends late November)

Resurfacing is underway on State Rd 117 in Marshall County. INDOT will have that down to one lane with flaggers between State Roads 10 and 110 through October.

IN KOSCIUSKO COUNTY

(NEW) The State Road 13 bridge over the Tippecanoe River in Kosciusko County is closed. Detours include US 6, State Road 15, and US 30. (Ends 11/3)

(NEW) INDOT has lane restrictions on US 30 for intersection improvements at Anchorage Road and Parker Street in Warsaw, and for asphalt patching between State Roads 13 and 19 in Pierceton. (Ends late November)

INDOT is restoring concrete on State Road 15 between US 30 and Market Street in Warsaw. Watch for lane closures, stopped traffic, and trucks around the construction sites along several intersections. (Ends mid-November)

HEADED SOUTH TO INDY

And remember: If you’re headed south to Indy this weekend, plan extra time on 31 as INDOT is diverting all traffic with a crossover for repaving and construction of the new Deer Creek Bridge north of Kokomo.

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