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ALTERNATE ROUTES TO THE FAIR

NOTE: This is an excerpt from the Elkhart County 4-H Fair blog

Elkhart County 4-H Fair fans can relax and breathe easier. There are still plenty of ways to the fairgrounds this year even with the variety of road improvement projects in Goshen.

And the new South Gate entrance route, completed in 2016, is being encouraged as a vital thoroughfare for fair-goers entering Goshen from all parts of the county. The gate is located on C.R. 36 (College Avenue) just east of U.S. 33 past the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks.

The express route will open for daily Fair access at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 21 and will be fully monitored by parking staff as well as security personnel. After 9 p.m. each night, the route will be exit-only away from the fairgrounds.

“Four or five years ago, the Fair board had the foresight to plan for the U.S. 33 Northern Connector construction impact on Fair traffic,” says Bryan Blair, general manager of the 4-H fairgrounds. “By planning ahead and purchasing land, building the bridge across Rock Run Creek two years ago and by opening the South Gate off of C.R. 36 for the Fair last year, it gave us the opportunity to work out as smooth a traffic plan as possible to accommodate our guests and the overall traffic impact to Goshen.

Other 4-H Fair alternative routes include:

  • Lincoln Avenue (S.R. 4) east out of Goshen to Blackport Drive then to C.R. 34 near the 4-H Fair main entrance.
  • Lincoln Avenue east to C.R. 29, south on C.R .29 to C.R. 34, and entering Gate 7 of the fairgrounds from the east on C.R. 34.
  • From Middlebury, Millersburg and New Paris, C.R. 34 from the east.

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BOIL ORDER: KERCHER AND VIOLETTE ROADS

A boil order will be issued for Kercher and Violette roads Thursday, July 20, 2017. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires the Water Utility to issue a boil water order for the affected area.

Once two consecutive water samples have been taken 24 hours apart and analyzed for the presence of bacteria and are found to be absent of bacteria, the boil order will be lifted. Notice of the boil order cancellation will be distributed via a customer flier to the affected areas. For further information or to report specific service concerns, please call Mindy Kyle at the Goshen Water Department at 534.5306.

City water within the affected area should not be consumed without first following prescribed boiling procedures. 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.

NOTICE OF BOIL ORDER: COURTYARD CONDOS

On Wednesday July 19, 2017, the water will be shut off at all 32 condos at Courtyard Condos, off of Fairfield Avenue, between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. a boil order is being issued when water comes back on. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires the Water Utility to issue a boil water order for the affected area

Once two consecutive water samples have been taken 24 hours apart and analyzed for the presence of bacteria and are found to be absent of bacteria, the boil order will be lifted. Notice of the boil order cancellation will be distributed via a customer flier to the affected areas. For further information or to report specific service concerns, please call Mindy Kyle at the Goshen Water Department at 534.5306.

City water within the affected area should not be consumed without first following prescribed boiling procedures. 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.

NOTICE OF BOIL ORDER: N. 2ND STREET

NOTE: This boil order was lifted Wednesday afternoon, July 19.

On Monday July 17, 2017, a boil order is being issued. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires the Water Utility to issue a boil water order for the affected area.

Once two consecutive water samples have been taken 24 hours apart and analyzed for the presence of bacteria and are found to be absent of bacteria, the boil order will be lifted. Notice of the boil order cancellation will be distributed via a customer flier to the affected areas. For further information or to report specific service concerns, please call Mindy Kyle at the Goshen Water Department at 534.5306.

City water within the affected area should not be consumed without first following prescribed boiling procedures. 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.

GOSHEN STREETS TO BE CLOSED FOR MICRO-SURFACING

NOTE: Due to rain on Thursday, July 20, the schedule below will be backed up one day.

Paving Solutions, Inc., this year’s contractor for micro-surfacing, began working on some of the City’s streets today and will continue throughout the next week.

The streets micro-surfaced today are:

Player Drive
Nicklaus Drive
Maple Crest Drive
Cedar Drive
Cheryl Street
Beckner Street
Donald Street

Here is the tentative schedule for the following days. Note that some streets will get double micro-surfacing, the “day two” for those street have been added to this list as well.

Friday, July 14:
Grant Drive
Lexington Drive
Lynwood Drive
Greenwood Drive
Highland Drive

Monday, July 17:
15th Street, between College Avenue and Lincolnway East
Sheridan Drive
Lee Drive
Clarmont Court
Nicklaus Drive (second phase)
Player Drive (second phase)

Tuesday, July 18:
Revere Drive
Hawthorne Drive
Highland Drive (second phase)
15th Street, between College Avenue and Lincolnway East (second phase)

Wednesday, July 19:
15th Street, between Eisenhower Drive North and College Avenue
Ferndale Road, between Marydale Drive and C.R. 26
Clarmont Court (second phase)
Revere Drive (second phase)

Thursday, July 20:
15th Street, between Eisenhower Drive North and College Avenue (second phase)
Hawthorne Drive (second phase)
Ferndale Road (second phase)

Friday, July 21:
Springbrook Court
Midway Road, east of C.R. 113

Monday, July 24:
Springbrook Court (second phase)
Midway Court, east of C.R. 113 (second phase)