City of South Bend announces launch of 2024 paving season

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The City of South Bend announces the launch of its 2024 paving season. This year, the City plans to pave 50 streets which were selected based on a surface condition assessment completed last year. The assessment, conducted by capturing video and analyzing pavement distresses through software, produces a score between 0-100 on the condition of the street. Streets with the lowest score are prioritized for paving.
Once crews begin work on a street, it will take approximately three to five days to complete paving. Streets must be milled and prepped prior to paving and will be closed during working hours (7 am – 6 pm). Signage will be posted prior to the start of construction so residents and businesses are aware of the upcoming work.
Drivers should expect delays and possible detours when a street is being paved. In construction zones, motorists are asked to slow down, use alternate routes and be mindful of workers.
In addition to paving, the City will be conducting preventative maintenance activities such as crack sealing and microsurfacing throughout the season. Residents can follow the progress of paving work by visiting
The city’s 2024 paving list is included below:
28th Street from Hastings Street to Wall Street
30th Street from Wall Street to Mishawaka Avenue
30th Street from Pleasant Street to Northside Boulevard
35th Street from Oakcrest Drive to Marshall Avenue
Bendix Drive from Westmoor Street to Eclipse Place
Berkshire Drive from Gotham Drive to York Road
Bronson Street from Dead End to Sunnyside Avenue
Brookfield Street from Rupel Street to Werwinski Street
Bulla Street from Meade Street to Huey Street
Canton Street from Harwood Street to Cranston Street
Carlisle Street from Western Avenue to Dead End
Colfax Avenue from Ironwood Drive to Tuxedo Drive
Dover Drive from Woldhaven Drive to Ridgedale Road
Dubail Avenue from Phillipa Street to Olive Street
Edward Street from McPherson Street to Swygart Street
Fellows Street from Milton Street to Ewing Avenue
Hass Drive from Rose Street to Hepler Street
Hastings Street from 27th Street to 30th Street
Hill Street from Napoleon Street to Corby Boulevard
Hilltop Drive from Ridgedale Road to Hillsdale Road
Huffman Drive from Abshire Drive to Cul-De-Sac
Huron Street from Chicago Street to Lake Street
Irvington Street from Michigan Street to Carroll Street
Jamestown Court from Trenton Drive to Cul-de-sac
Johnson Street from Pershing Street to Hamilton Street
Kinyon Street from Portage Avenue to Kessler Boulevard
Lathrop Street from Beverly Place to Parkview Place
Lee Court N from Fairfax Drive to Cul-De-Sac
Lee Court S from Fairfax Drive to Cul-De-Sac
Longley Avenue from Goodland Avenue to Bendix Drive
Lou Ferraro Drive from Olive Street to Dead End
McKinley Highway from Frances Street to Eddy Street
McPherson Street from Edward Street to Indiana Avenue
Meade Street from Keller Street to Bergan Street
Meade Street from Eclipse Place to Orange Street
Miner Street from Arthur Street to Sunnyside Avenue
Miner Street from Sunnyside Avenue to Jacob Street
Musgrave Court from Cambridge Drive to Cul-De-Sac
Norwich Court from Gotham Drive to Cul-De-Sac
O’Brien Street from Linden Avenue to Dead End
Oak Leaf Court from Cul-De-Sac to Tomahawk Trail
Portsmouth Court from Boston Drive to Cul-de-sac
Reasor Street from Dead End to Widener Road
Riverside Drive from Leland Avenue to Angela Boulevard
St. Louis Boulevard from Colfax Avenue to Lasalle Avenue
Swanson Circle from Colfax Avenue to Colfax Avenue
Washington Street from 35th Street to Logan Street
Western Avenue from Olive Street to Walnut Street
Western Avenue from Albert Avenue to Falcon Street
Woodside Street from Erskine Boulevard to Miami Street

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RH May 22, 2024 at 9:33 am

Well im sure the jobs will be done so that they can come back and redo them in 2 years! We can build things that can resist gravity, extreme temps, and meteor showers in space. We can make vest plates for military that deflect bullets. We can make race cars run 230 mph (and driver survive in a crash). But we still cant manage to build roads that resist potholes and last longer than 1 year! All about the money

Charles U Farley May 23, 2024 at 4:56 pm

Sounds like what a neighboring city used to call the “Elkhart skim”. Just put a REALLY thin layer down so the road LOOKS new, but there isn’t much material cost to it. It doesn’t hold up, though!

For the record, the current administration in Elkhart doesn’t seem to be doing this anymore. It happened mostly under Dick Moore.


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