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BOIL ORDER: 100 BLOCK OF N. RIVERSIDE

On Wednesday, Nov. 6, the water main was shut off on the 100 block of Riverside Boulevard, between W. Lincoln and W. Clinton streets, to replace a water valve; a boil order is being issued when water comes back on. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires the Water Utility office to issue a boil water order for the affected area.

Notice of a boil order cancellation will be distributed via a customer flier to the affected areas. For further information or to report specific concerns, please call Ana at the Goshen Water Department at 534.5306.

Water within the area affected should not be consumed without it being boiled. The water remains safe for bathing, laundry and restroom facilities. Cleaning dishes with a dishwasher is acceptable if it has a sanitizing cycle. Hand-washed dishes should be rinsed with boiled or bottled water.

ROAD CLOSURE: RIVERSIDE BOULEVARD

Riverside Boulevard is closed between Lincoln and West avenues until Friday, November 8, 2019. The Goshen Water and Sewer Department is installing a water main valve on the intersection of Riverside Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue. Work will require crews to dig an 8 foot trench.

ROAD CLOSURE: DEWEY AVENUE

Dewey Avenue, between Prairie and Berkey Avenue, will be closed to through traffic from Tuesday, November 5, 2019, to Thursday, November 7.

The Goshen Water and Sewer Department will be replacing a water service in the 500 block of Dewey Avenue. Work will require excavation of the road with a trench that will be 8 feet deep. The closure is to ensure the work crew’s safety.

9th STREET CORRIDOR BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN TRAIL COMPLETED IS PART OF COMPREHENSIVE REVITALIZATION PLAN

City representatives and staff, along with the community, gathered Friday to celebrate the opening of the 9th Street Corridor bike and pedestrian trail.

The new path links the Winona trail south of the Goshen College campus to downtown Goshen, the Maple City Greenway and the new trail that runs along the US 33 overpass. It was built between Purl Street and College Avenue, running along the west side of the corridor between Purl and Jackson streets and then crossing over to the east side between Jackson Street and College Avenue.

Features of the new trail include a raised intersection at 9th and Jackson streets, which will provide visibility for those using the trail and slow down vehicle traffic. This is the first tabletop intersection built in Goshen. On the south end of the trail, users are directed to cross to the west side of 9th Street, connecting them to a path that goes into the college campus. This also will make cyclists and pedestrians visible to drivers crossing the train tracks to the east.

The 9th Street corridor runs through a neighborhood that has a mix of residential and industrial structures, connecting Parkside and Chandler elementary schools as well as Goshen High School along the way, yet it did not have consistent bike and pedestrian arrangements.

In 2012, the Redevelopment Commission and City staff met with residents and businesses in the area to create a revitalization plan. Providing infrastructure that would keep cyclists and pedestrians safe was in the list of action items the City could take in the revitalization process, along with the cleaning of brownfields and designation of a quiet zone along the corridor.

Dustin Sailor, director of Public Works, commended the Redevelopment Commission for following through every phase of the project with consistency.  

“Much planning and dedication has gone into improving the 9th Street Corridor, and the work we see here shows the Redevelopment Commission has made a commitment to improve the city from the inside out,” he said.

Changes along the 9th Street Corridor, beginning with the rehabilitation of brownfields, has attracted new developments, like Scott Signs, the expansion of the Dairy Farmers of America and the relocation of the new Parks & Recreation Department offices, Development Director Mark Brinson said.

“We are excited to see these new developments breathe new life into a corridor so close to the heart of town,” he said. “We are hopeful that this will attract even more entrepreneurs and businesses into the area.”

The Engineering Department continues to work on the designation of the 9th Street Corridor as a quiet zone, a project that may take another year to be completed.

ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 5

City offices will remain open on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. The City Council meeting for Tuesday(usually scheduled for the first and third Tuesday of the month) is canceled for Nov. 5. The next council meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Goshen City courtroom.

RESCHEDULED: BOARD OF WORKS

Note: This article has been changed to reflect the accurate time for the Board of Works meeting November 12.

The Monday, November 11 Board of Works meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 12 at 2 p.m., due to the Veterans’ Day holiday. the meeting will be held at the city court building, 111 E. Jefferson St.

9TH STREET CORRIDOR OPENING CEREMONY AND BIKE RIDE

Join us in celebrating the grand opening of the 9th Street Corridor Bike and Pedestrian Trail Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, 11 a.m., at Water Tower Park. Refreshments will be provided, and a brief ceremony with a project overview and acknowledgements will be held, followed by a community bike ride.

In case of inclement weather: The ceremony will be held at the Parks & Recreation offices, 524 E. Jackson St. on the same date and time. The bike ride will be canceled.

FREE TRANSIT FARES ON ELECTION DAY

The following press release was published by the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG). Read the full press release here.

The Interurban Trolley, serving the City of Elkhart and the City of Goshen will provide free public transit rides on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, to help residents reach several polling sites. The Interurban Trolley will operate during its normal hours; 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM, although the Interurban Trolley information office will be closed for the Election Day Holiday. Route information can be obtained by calling: (574) 674-8894 or at www.interurbantrolley.com.

In addition, free rides will also be provided by Transpo, but only on the buses that operate on the Yellow Line. Regular fares will be charged on all other Transpo routes.

Interurban Trolley Access Riders who have ADA cards may ride free to any destination on Election Day, as a comparable service benefit.

The following polling locations are served by the Interurban Trolley:

Elkhart Polling Locations:

  • St James AME Church, 122 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr, Elkhart (on Green/Red/Orange Line)
  • River of Life Community Church, 2626 Prairie St, Elkhart (on Green/Orange Line)
  • New Vision of Life Church, 400 W. Mishawaka Rd, Elkhart (on Green Line)
  • Calvary United Methodist Church, 2222 W Indiana Ave, Elkhart (on Green Line)
  • Tolson Center, 1320 Benham Ave, Elkhart (on Red Line)
  • North Side Gym, 300 Lawrence St, Elkhart (on Blue Line)
  • Osolo Township Fire Station, 24936 Buddy St., Elkhart, IN 46514 (on Blue Line)
  • FOP #52, 1003 Industrial Parkway, Elkhart, IN 46516 (on Orange Line)

Goshen Polling Locations:

  • Maple City Chapel, 2015 Lincolnway E, Goshen (on Red Line)
  • Greencroft Goshen Community Center, 1721 Greencroft Blvd, Goshen (on Red Line)
  • Dunlap Polling Locations
  • Elkhart County Public Services Bldg., 4230 Elkhart Rd, Goshen (on Red Line)