Category Archives: News & Events

ROAD CLOSURE: MONROE STREET

The Elkhart County Fairgrounds and contractor Beer and Slabaugh will be extending a water main across Monroe Street by Gate 3 at the fairgrounds.

This will require a road closure on Monroe Street starting Monday, Oct. 28 and until Monday, Nov. 8, 2019.

Detour for eastbound traffic will be Monroe to Blackport Drive to Lincoln Avenue (SR 4) to CR 29 to Monroe.

OCTOBER COMMUNITY CONVERSATION FOCUSES ON LEADERSHIP

The second community conversation hosted by the Community Relations Commission and Goshen Community Schools will take place Thursday, October 24 at Schrock Pavilion in Shanklin Park, 411 W. Plymouth Ave.

The conversation is titled How Goshen Grows: Balancing Power and Raising up Leaders.

This conversation will address leadership and power in the Goshen community. Participants will have the opportunity to speak into successful balances of power and how that is created, as well as look at challenges to equalized power. How does one access power and how does the community grow capacity and leadership to provide opportunities for shared power?

To RSVP for this event, click here or go to bit.ly/GrowGoshen

NO KAYAKING: ELKHART RIVER

Stormwater management staff reported a sanitary sewer overflow the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 10. The overflow made its way to a storm sewer connecting to a ditch, which in turn connects with the Elkhart River.

The City asks residents to not kayak or perform other water activities on the Elkhart River from the Goshen Dam north beginning Thursday evening, Oct. 10, until Monday, Oct. 14. Please do not use the canoe launch at Rogers Park in this period of time. Water activities are safe to be performed on the Millrace Canal.

ROAD CLOSURE: GREENE ROAD

Greene Road will be closed the week of October 14 to allow contractor C&E Excavating to work on utility taps for the new intermediate school.

The road will be reopened Friday, October 18. Traffic will be detoured to Plymouth to Indiana to Berkey.

ROAD CLOSURE: LOMBARDY DRIVE

Lombardy Drive will be closed to traffic between Caragana Drive and Kercher Road, from Friday, October 11, until the end of the day Tuesday, October 15.

The area will be graded and the subgrade treatment completed as part of the Kercher Road project. An asphalt layer base will be installed during the closure.

ROAD CLOSURE: CARTER ROAD

The 200 block of Carter Road will be closed from October 9 to October 31st to allow for drainage improvements.

Goshen’s stormwater management office is working with Kibby Excavating to improve the drainage swale on the 200 block of Carter Road. The contractor is planning to begin work on Wednesday, closing down the road to ensure the safety of the workers and residents.

Residents living along Carter Road will be able to come and go as there are two exits to S. Main Street (SR 15).

COMMUNITY SURVEY–DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCT. 9

The South Bend-Elkhart Region Community Survey deadline has been extended to Oct. 9. This survey touches on aspects about living and working in the region, and will help the region in its Regional Branding Initiative Project.

The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete – upon submission, participants will be entered to win a chance to have a $100 donation made in their name to the charity of their choice.