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FREE WORLD CUP LIVE STREAMING IN THE PARK

Mayor Jeremy Stutsman and the Goshen Parks & Recreation Department invite you for a day of soccer matches from 2018 FIFA World Cup streamed live at Shanklin Park Sunday, June 24. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to watch the three matches scheduled for the day on the monster screen in this FREE outdoor family-friendly event.

The Parks & Recreation Department will offer free popcorn throughout the event and will have free face painting of the fans’ favorite country flags from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A cash-only concession stand will be available to purchase snacks.

Here is the schedule for the Sunday soccer matches:

8 a.m.–England vs. Panama
11 a.m.–Japan vs. Senegal
2 p.m.–Poland vs. Colombia

PAVING OF GREENE ROAD, LINCOLN AVENUE BEGINS TUESDAY

Rieth-Riley Construction will be milling, adjusting castings, and paving Lincoln Avenue between the Elkhart River bridge and Greene Road and Greene Road from Wilden Avenue to Berkey Avenue. Indiana Avenue’s castings will also be adjusted. The schedule for the crews’ work may change due to weather.

Work begins tomorrow Tuesday, June 19. This is what the scheduled work will be like:

Tuesday, June 19-Wednesday, June 20: Milling Lincoln Avenue from the Elkhart River bridge to Indiana Avenue. There will be flaggers to help direct traffic.

Thursday June, 21: Milling Lincoln Avenue from Indiana Avenue to Greene Road- this will be a one-day closure. The detour route will be Greene Road to Clinton Street to Indiana Avenue to Lincoln Avenue.

Friday, June 22: Milling Greene Road from Elkhart Road (US 33) to Clinton Street and Elkhart Road to Wilden Avenue. Greene Road will be closed in this section. The detour route will be Elkhart Road to Riverside Boulevard to Clinton Street to Greene Road. On Friday, the crews will also be paving Lincoln Avenue from Indiana Avenue to the Rock Run Creek Bridge inside lanes. A flagger will be onsite to direct traffic.

Saturday, June 23: Milling Greene Road from Clinton Street to Berkey Avenue. Greene Road will be closed in this section. The detour will be Clinton Street to Indiana Avenue to Berkey Avenue to Greene Road. Lincoln Avenue will be paved from Elkhart River Bridge to Indiana Avenue on the outside lanes. A flagger will be onsite.

Monday, June 25: Paving Lincoln Avenue from Indiana Avenue to Greene Road. Lincoln Avenue will be closed. The detour will be Indiana Avenue to Clinton Street to Greene Road

Tuesday, June 26: Paving Greene Road from Elkhart Road (US 33) to Wilden Avenue and Elkhart Road to Clinton Street. The detour will be Elkhart Road to Riverside Boulevard to Clinton Street

Wednesday, June 27: Paving Greene Road from Clinton Street to Berkey Avenue. The road will be closed. The detour will be Clinton Street to Indiana Avenue to Berkey Avenue to Greene Road. Castings will be Adjusted on Indiana Avenue

Thursday, June 28-Saturday, June 30: Striping will take place on Lincoln Avenue and Greene Road. There may be lane restrictions while the work is being completed. Castings on Lincoln Avenue and Greene Road will be adjusted while paving.

Follow the City of Goshen, Indiana on Facebook or the City website at goshenindiana.org for the latest updates.

HELP REPORT GYPSY MOTH INFESTATION

The Goshen City Forester began tracking a Gypsy Moth infestation on Hackett Road the first week of June. Gypsy Moth eats many different plants, but it is fond of oak. This infestation has defoliated two large white oaks along Hackett Road.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) pays close attention to this invasive insect, and has been notified. While staff from the DNR will be visiting the site on Hackett later this week, the City asks residents to help track and report other potential infestation sites.

To help you can:

  1. Learn about gypsy moth management, by clicking here.
  2. Download the Great Lakes Early Detection Network mobile app. Click here for links to the Apple Store and Google Play store. 
  3. Learn how to use the app to report signs and symptoms of the pest by clicking here. 

If you have any other questions or need to report an infestation, email aaronkingsley@goshencity.com or call 537.3850.

CLOSURE ON EIGHTH STREET EXTENDED

On April 16, 2018, Eighth Street was closed between Lincoln Avenue and Washington Street to install a water line. The closure was to extend until May 7, 2018. Due to some complications, a segment of the pipe was removed and replaced. The additional work required Eighth Street to remain closed until June 11, 2018.

Because the contractor is still working on restorations to Eighth Street, the closure has been extended to Monday, June 18, 2018.

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

BOTH LANES OF US 33 OVERPASS NOW OPEN

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) opened both lanes of the Lincolnway East (US 33) overpass to traffic Friday afternoon, June 8, 2018.

This means that drivers traveling south on US 33 may now take the overpass by continuing east on Pike Street.

Madison Street (Old US 33) is closed between 9th and Monroe streets for the contractor to rebuild. Local traffic can still drive south to Penguin Point and Taquería San Jose.

Please follow the traffic signage placed by INDOT and drive carefully as all drivers learn the new route. Follow the City of Goshen on Facebook or our website, goshenindiana.org, for updates on this project.

MAPLE CITY BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES MAYOR’S RIDE

Ride with Mayor Jeremy Stutsman on Thursday, June 7, in his third annual Mayor’s Ride celebrating Goshen’s Bicycle-to-Work Week, June 4–8. The Maple City Bicycle Advisory Committee (MCBAC) is encouraging people in Goshen to consider the possibility of biking to work that week.

The Mayor’s Ride will start at 5:15 p.m. from the parking lot east of City Hall, 202 S. Fifth St., and end at The Chief. The Ride is free, open to any interested riders, and no advanced registration is necessary. If there is a threat of rain, a cancellation will be posted on the City’s Facebook page by 4:30 p.m.

“I am looking forward to a larger group of bicyclists joining me for the celebration ride. Recent rides have included less than fifty riders. A shorter option has been added for bicyclists wishing for a less strenuous ride, and for children. It will be a joy to see individual bike enthusiasts riding alongside whole families of peddlers on these two routes.” said Mayor Jeremy Stutsman.

The purpose of Bicycle-to-Work week is to encourage people to leave their cars at home for a week and try cycling instead. “For trips of less than two miles, it’s often faster to go by bicycle than by car in the city,” said Stutsman. “We hope people will ‘test the water’ of bicycle commuting next week and enjoy the exercise and not having to pay the high price of gas.”

The MCBAC is a partnership between dedicated residents and City employees to address bicycle-related issues covering recreation, commerce, transportation, parking, and safety.

The League of American Bicyclists is the national sponsor of Bike Month, Bike-to-Work Week, Bike-to-Work Day.

COLLEGE AVENUE, KERCHER ROAD RR CROSSINGS TO BE CLOSED MONDAY

Norfolk Southern Railroad will be closing the College Avenue (CR 36) and Kercher Road (CR 38) mainline railroad tracks, east of Lincolnwy East (US 33), on Monday, June 4, to perform routine electronic equipment maintenance. The tracks will be closed from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

For more information please contact the Engineering Department at 534.2201.

INDIANA AVENUE TO BE CLOSED MAY 31-JUNE 1

Indiana Avenue will be closed Thursday, May 31 at  6:30 a.m. from Lincoln to Plymouth avenues for contractor Rieth-Riley to complete adjusting the castings on the road. In order to allow the concrete around the castings to set, Indiana Avenue will be reopened Friday, June 1, in the morning.

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

SIDEWALK CLOSURE

The Goshen Water Department has closed the sidewalk on S. 9th Street to through traffic on the east side of the tracks between Washington and Jefferson Streets for seven days.
 
The sidewalk is expected to be reopened on Wednesday, June 6 in the afternoon.

PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT FOR MAIN STREET DESIGN

Once the US 33 bridge is completed, and Madison Street is repaved in late summer, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will transfer ownership of Madison and Main streets to the City of Goshen. This project has been in the works for decades; its culmination will bring many great opportunities for the community, including the possibility of making Main Street more accessible and pedestrian-friendly.

The City is seeking input on how residents and business owners would like to see Main Street once the City takes ownership from INDOT. Due to the condition of the street surface, it will need to be re-paved regardless. Options being considered include narrowing the lanes down two travel lanes and adding angle parking. The City conducted its first public meeting to gather input on May 7 and would like to know what the public would like to see on Main Street. Comments will be accepted until June 1, 2018. To send a comment, e-mail engineering@goshencity.com. You also may call the Engineering Department at 534.2201.