Intersection at Michigan Street and Western Avenue to close down due to improvement project
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – On Monday, July 29, the intersection of Michigan Street and Western Avenue will be closed as part of the Michigan Street Improvement Project.
Crews working the project will remove and replace the crosswalks and pavement.
The detours will be Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard or Main Street to Wayne and Monroe Streets.
The intersection is expected to reopen by August 7.
Construction will begin on Tuesday on Michigan Street from the mid-block of Washington Street/Colfax Avenue to Colfax Avenue for pavement replacement.
The only way to access the Michigan Street entrance to 1st Source Bank and DoubleTree by Hilton parking garage is through Colfax Avenue.
The entrance and exit lanes of the parking garage will be restricted to one lane starting Wednesday, July 31.
The same lane will be used for entry and exit for the duration of 10 days. Construction on this half-block will take up to 30 days to complete.
Four blocks of deteriorated pavement will be replaced between Colfax and Western Avenues.
Michigan Street will also be converted to angled street parking.
Michigan Street between Wayne Street and Western Avenue will receive new curbs, sidewalks and lighting.
The intersections at Michigan Street/Jefferson Boulevard and Michigan Street/Washington Street will be converted to four-way stops due to low traffic volumes.
Pedestrians will have access to all businesses affected by construction.