3-year plan to improve South Bend roads starts Monday

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Some major road work will be underway in South Bend starting Monday, April 26.

It’s part of the City of South Bends 10-year ‘Rebuilding our Streets’ plan,

a $25 million project to improve roads.

Road work will begin on Liberty Road from Washington to Western Avenue there is already signage and cones indicating construction work ahead and neighbors tell ABC57 News its long overdue.

It’s time for them to fix it. I say they should at least check on it every five or 10 years anyway, because of the deterioration pretty fast,” South Bend resident, Willie Menyard said.

The ‘Rebuilding our Street’ plan is a three-year investment to improve conditions of neighborhood streets that need repair.

The project will start on Liberty Street from Washington to Western avenue and McPherson Street from Thomas street to Western avenue.

“Over 115 streets are scheduled for work this year. Whether it’s the milling, resurfacing, full reconstruction. And the other thing that we’re doing this year is our brick roads, doing some spot repair, where the bricks get two uneven and generate issues,” South Bend Mayor, James Mueller said.

This three-year plan is part of the cities short and long-term goal to improve infrastructure in neighborhoods and local streets, which they hope to complete in 10 years.

Mayor Mueller said in the first year, the plan will cover 135 miles of streets. Roads were selected based on the pavement surface evaluation and the rating score.

“It looks to raise the ratings and conditions of the lowest and the worst roads first, as well making sure we address the maintenance so that our roads last longer,” Mueller said.

Residents should be aware that maintenance will take around three to five days to complete.

For more information on road conditions in your neighborhood go to southbendin.gov/paving.

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