Elkhart County and the City of Goshen Engineering Departments have been working closely on the intersection improvement at Kercher Road and SR 15.

The first phase of the intersection project is scheduled to begin April 24, 2017, with installation of a storm pipe across State Road 15. Traffic on State Road 15 will be limited to one lane during the workday Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 25.

Flaggers will be utilized to control traffic during these two days. The full closure of Kercher Road (CR 38) from State Road 15 to the railroad crossing is scheduled to begin Wednesday, May 3.

The work is anticipated to take three weeks. The work will include removal of the existing asphalt pavement and installation of a new storm system, concrete curb, concrete sidewalk and asphalt pavement.

The posted detour route will direct traffic onto Dierdorff Road to Waterford Mills Parkway to State Road 15. Once Kercher Road (CR 38) east of State Road 15 is complete, the road will be reopened to State Road 15. State Road 15 will remain open to traffic throughout the project with some lane restrictions and delays.