Brush pickup for the month of September ( and the last brush pickup of the year) will begin Monday, September 24, 2018.
During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. Please have your brush by the front curb, but not in the street, by 7 a.m. Monday. Brush will not be picked up in alleys and the piles should be trash-free. Crews cannot access the piles if blocked by vehicles.
Remember, the Street Department does not pick up grass clippings. Residents may:
- Leave their grass clippings on the lawn, which will quickly decompose, adding nutrients to back to the soil.
- Make a compost pile from grass clippings, leaves, twigs and other vegetative waste to turn it into a fertilizer.
- Dispose of them at the Goshen Environmental Center, located just west of the intersection of N. Indiana Avenue and CR 19. Free drop off of brush and leaves is available to residents of Goshen (proof of residency required) and other items like grass, yard waste, garden waste, and root balls can be dropped off for a price (ranging from $1 to $40 depending on the amount of material being dropped off).
For any questions about brush pickup, please contact the Street Department at 534-9711.
Old CR 17 will be closed between Bashor Road and Shirley Drive on Wednesday, Sept. 19, Thursday, Sept. 20 and Friday, Sept. 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The road will be reopened after each day of construction. The work is part of the Northwest Bike Trail project.
During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Peddlers Village to US 33, Greene Road and Bashor Road.
A private contractor will be demolishing a building on the 300 block of S. 10th Street Thursday, Sept. 20. Parking spaces in front of the property will be blocked, and the road may be temporarily blocked as well.
Repairs and painting of the upper facade of a building on the 100 block of S. Main Street will be taking place beginning Tuesday, Sept. 18. Three parking spots will be blocked to allow equipment for the repairs and paint work. The sidewalk will also be partially closed to avoid accidents.
Work is expected to be completed within a week.
The first phase of construction on the First Street reconstruction project is scheduled to begin today, Sept. 17, 2018. The road was already closed to traffic from Rock Run Creek to the north side of the intersection of First Street and Oakridge Avenue since July for utilities work, and will continue to be closed to all the reconstruction of the road.
The road is expected to be reopened to traffic by Nov. 9, 2018. Follow the City of Goshen on Facebook on our website at goshenindiana.org for updates.
Kercher Road is currently closed to the public from the Marion railroad tracks to Weymouth Boulevard, but has been open from either end for local traffic. Beginning today, Sept. 17, the west end , at the railroad tracks, will be completely closed to all traffic to permit the installation of the water main improvements and to allow the railroad signal work to occur. The west end closure to local traffic is anticipated to extend through the week of Oct. 1.
Residents and NIPSCO employees will need to use the east end of Kercher Road to enter and exit the work zone.
UPDATE: Due to a delay, Cottage Avenue will be closed on Wednesday or Thursday this week (Sept. 19 or 20), for the installation of a monitoring well for the Water and Sewer Department.
Cottage Avenue will be closed from Bridge Street to Lincoln Avenue from 7 a.m. Sept. 17, to noon Sept. 18 to allow for the installation of a monitoring well for the Water and Sewer Department.
Follow the City of Goshen on Facebook on our website at goshenindiana.org for updates.
Wilden Avenue will be closed from Michigan Avenue to Main Street for paving on Monday, Sept. 17. It is recommended that eastbound traffic use Michigan to Johnston Street as detour, but there will be a flagger in place to help direct traffic.
The Water and Sewer Department will be installing a water tap and sewer lateral to a property on the 400 block of Greene Road. The work will require the excavation of a trench about 13 feet in depth.
For the safety of the crew and traffic, the water department will close Greene Road between Bashor Road and Clinton Street to through traffic for four days starting 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.
It is expected for the road to reopen for the weekend.
The Historic Southside Neighborhood Association is organizing a neighborhood cleanup weekend from Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9. Three trailers will be placed throughout the neighborhood for residents to use. The trailers will be located at:
- 700 block of South 6th Street
- 500 block of South 7th Street
- 200 block of East Monroe Street
Please do not dispose of yard waste, paint, oil or hazardous materials, and do not dispose of appliances with refrigerant, computers, TVs, tires or batteries.