Benham Ave open again in Elkhart

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(Photo supplied/City of Elkhart)

The multi-million dollar project finished 6 months ahead of schedule. It was the first time since the street was laid more than 60 years ago that crews had gone under the concrete to work on city water and sewer lines and fix major issues with the paving.

Part of the redesign was to make it safer for pedestrians and motorists, especially children. The sidewalk has been moved several feet back from the road, and they have been widened to allow more space. Also, they have added turn lanes at intersections to cut down on congestion. New lighting will also be coming soon to make the road even safer in the dark.

Read more here with The Elkhart Truth

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