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US 33 BRIDGE NORTHBOUND LANE NOW OPEN TO TRAFFIC

The northbound lane of the new US 33 Bridge opened to traffic late Tuesday morning, May 22, 2018. Rieth-Riley, the contractor working for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will continue working on the southbound lane, and will open it to traffic a few weeks later.

Commuters travelling north on Lincolnway East can now drive directly to Pike Street, north of downtown Goshen.

Follow the City of Goshen on Facebook or our website, goshenindiana.org, for updates on this project.

POSSIBLE LANE CLOSURE MAY 29

On the week of May 29, a private contractor will pothole underneath the railroad tracks on College Avenue (CR 36), east of Lincolnway East to locate existing utilities for the development of the new Lippert plant.

The contractor may need to close one lane on College Avenue near the railroad tracks. A flagger will be stationed to help with traffic control. Work will be scheduled to happen between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS IN GOSHEN

Date: Monday, May 28, 2018
Place: Police and Courts Building, Goshen, IN to Oakridge Cemetery

As a combined project, the Goshen VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), American Legion and DAV (Disabled American Veterans) are again this year, putting together the Memorial Day Observance.

The day’s events will begin with a ceremony at the Rogers Park Footbridge at 8:45 a.m. From there another brief service will be held at the War Memorial at the Elkhart County Courthouse (in Goshen) at 9 a.m.

The Memorial Day Parade participants will form up starting at 9:30 a.m. at N. Fifth and E. Jefferson in front of the Goshen police Courts Building. The parade will step off promptly at 10:15 a.m. and end at Oakridge Cemetery. The ceremony at Oakridge cemetery will be held at 11 a.m., with the placement of wreaths and addresses of invited speakers. Everyone is invited to attend any and all of the day’s events.

Anyone wishing to participate in the Memorial Day parade may pick up an application at the Goshen VFW, DAV or Police Department. The applications must be completed and turned in not later than end of business, Friday, May 25, 2018.

The parade route will start at Main and Jefferson Streets and travel north on Main Street to Pike Street. The parade will travel west on Pike Street, north on First Street to Oakridge Cemetery.

NO INTERURBAN TROLLEY SERVICE ON MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 28, 2018

The Interurban Trolley fixed route service and the Interurban Trolley ADA Access service will not operate in Elkhart or Goshen on Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day.

Regular service will resume on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

ADA Access riders should schedule transportation for Tuesday, May 29, by Friday, May 25, at 4:00 PM (ET).

Transit information can be obtained by calling the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) at 574-674-8894 or at www.interurbantrolley.com.

MEMORIAL DAY

All City of Goshen offices will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

Trash collection services and brush pickup will delayed by one day the week of Monday 28.

EIGHTH STREET TO REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL JUNE

In April, the City closed S. Eighth Street between E. Lincoln Avenue and E. Washington Street on behalf of Rieth Riley Construction for the US 33 bridge project.

Due to some complications, a segment of pipe must be removed and replaced. The additional work requires Eighth Street to remain closed until June 11, 2-18.

While the work continues, the lane shift on Lincoln Avenue will remain in place.

NORTHBOUND LANE ALONG US 33 BRIDGE TO OPEN

The northbound lanes along the new US 33 realignment in Goshen expected to open sometime early this week (weather permitting!). Southbound traffic will follow a few weeks later.

Follow the City of Goshen on Facebook or our website, goshenindiana.org, for updates on this project.

INDIANA AVENUE TO BE CLOSED FOR CASTING ADJUSTMENTS

Indiana Avenue will be closed between Lincoln and Plymouth avenues all day Wednesday, May 23, to allow contractor Rieth Riley Construction to adjust the castings on Indiana Avenue.

This will be a one-day closure and barricades will be set up on at Lincoln Avenue and on Plymouth Avenue.

The official detour route will be Plymouth Avenue to Greene to Lincoln.

Goshen City Cemeteries celebrates first spring for new Violett Cremation Garden

Perennials are spouting, trees and bushes are greening, and the water feature is bubbling in the new cremation garden completed in September 2017 in Violett Cemetery, 2818 Violett Road.

The Garden was conceived by Goshen City Cemeteries staff as a way to offer new, affordable options to the increasing number of families choosing cremation. The design seeks to strike a balance between beauty and dignity on one hand and economy on the other. The project was built using the expertise of local tradesmen and vendors and in some cases, local materials. Many of the landscape boulders used, for example, were dug out on the cemetery grounds.

The options offered for the disposition of cremated remains include columbarium, ground burial and scattering. For more information and pricing go to: goshenindiana.org/cemeteries

NATIONAL PEACE OFFICERS’ DAY

You are cordially invited to a memorial service commemorating the National Peace Officers’ Day on Tuesday, May 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. in front of the Goshen Police Department, 111 E. Jefferson St.

Join us as we reflect on the sacrifices made by those lost in the line of duty and honor those officers continuing to serve their community’s every day in our cities, counties and across the country.

This year marks the department’s sesquicentennial anniversary. Come out to help us celebrate 150 years of service to our community.