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SEPTEMBER: LAST BRUSH PICKUP OF THE YEAR

Brush pickup for the month of September ( and the last brush pickup of the year) will begin Monday, September 24, 2018.

During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. Please have your brush by the front curb, but not in the street, by 7 a.m. Monday. Brush will not be picked up in alleys and the piles should be trash-free. Crews cannot access the piles if blocked by vehicles.

Remember, the Street Department does not pick up grass clippings. Residents may:

  • Leave their grass clippings on the lawn, which will quickly decompose, adding nutrients to back to the soil.
  • Make a compost pile from grass clippings, leaves, twigs and other vegetative waste to turn it into a fertilizer.
  • Dispose of them at the Goshen Environmental Center, located just west of the intersection of N. Indiana Avenue and CR 19. Free drop off of brush and leaves is available to residents of Goshen (proof of residency required) and other items like grass, yard waste, garden waste, and root balls can be dropped off for a price (ranging from $1 to $40 depending on the amount of material being dropped off).

For any questions about brush pickup, please contact the Street Department at 534-9711.

ROAD RESTRICTIONS: PIKE STREET

The Indiana Department of Transportation is doing maintenance on the Elkhart River bridge at Pike Street (US 33). Traffic is restricted to two lanes only for the duration of the project.

Work is expected to be done by November 9, 2018.

ROAD CLOSURE: OLD CR 17

Old CR 17 will be closed between Bashor Road and Shirley Drive on Wednesday, Sept. 19, Thursday, Sept. 20 and Friday, Sept. 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The road will be reopened after each day of construction. The work is part of the Northwest Bike Trail project.

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Peddlers Village to US 33, Greene Road and Bashor Road.

WATCH FOR PAINT: 100 BLK OF S. MAIN STREET

Repairs and painting of the upper facade of a building on the 100 block of S. Main Street will be taking place beginning Tuesday, Sept. 18. Three parking spots will be blocked to allow equipment for the repairs and paint work. The sidewalk will also be partially closed to avoid accidents.

Work is expected to be completed within a week.

ROAD CLOSURE: FIRST STREET

The first phase of construction on the First Street reconstruction project is scheduled to begin today, Sept. 17, 2018. The road was already closed to traffic from Rock Run Creek to the north side of the intersection of First Street and Oakridge Avenue since July for utilities work, and will continue to be closed to all the reconstruction of the road.

The road is expected to be reopened to traffic by Nov. 9, 2018. Follow the City of Goshen on Facebook on our website at goshenindiana.org for updates.

ROAD CLOSURE: KERCHER ROAD

Kercher Road is currently closed to the public from the Marion railroad tracks to Weymouth Boulevard, but has been open from either end for local traffic. Beginning today, Sept. 17, the west end , at the railroad tracks, will be completely closed to all traffic to permit the installation of the water main improvements and to allow the railroad signal work to occur. The west end closure to local traffic is anticipated to extend through the week of Oct. 1.

Residents and NIPSCO employees will need to use the east end of Kercher Road to enter and exit the work zone.

ROAD CLOSURE: COTTAGE AVENUE

UPDATE: Due to a delay, Cottage Avenue will be closed on Wednesday or Thursday this week (Sept. 19 or 20), for the installation of a monitoring well for the Water and Sewer Department.

Cottage Avenue will be closed from Bridge Street to Lincoln Avenue from 7 a.m. Sept. 17, to noon Sept. 18 to allow for the installation of a monitoring well for the Water and Sewer Department.

Follow the City of Goshen on Facebook on our website at goshenindiana.org for updates.

ROAD CLOSURE: WILDEN AVENUE

Wilden Avenue will be closed from Michigan Avenue to Main Street for paving on Monday, Sept. 17. It is recommended that eastbound traffic use Michigan to Johnston Street as detour, but there will be a flagger in place to help direct traffic.