Michigan Street Improvement Project set to replace deteriorating concrete
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Michigan Street Improvement Project is set to begin on Wednesday, June 26.
The project will include three phases that will replace deteriorated concrete pavement between Colfax and Western Avenue.
The following is a description of each of the phases according to the City of South Bend:
Phase I (Up to 30 days for both locations)
Location #1: Michigan Street from Wayne Street to Western Avenue
Location #2: Michigan Street from the mid-block of Jefferson-Washington and mid-block of Washington-Colfax.
During this phase, the Michigan Street and Washington Street intersection will be closed for up to 10 days for new crosswalks and the removal of the traffic signals and poles. When the intersection closes, detour routes will be Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard or Main Street to Washington Street or Jefferson Boulevard. When the intersection reopens, it will be a four-way stop.
The Western Avenue and Michigan Street intersection will close for up to 10 days but will not be closed simultaneously. (More details on the intersection closure will be announced at a later time.)
Phase II (Up to 30 days for both locations)
Location #1: Michigan Street from mid-block of Wayne-Jefferson to mid-block of Jefferson-Washington
Location #2: Michigan Street from mid-block of Washington-Colfax to Colfax Avenue.
During this phase, the Michigan Street and Jefferson Boulevard intersection will be closed for up to 10 days. When the intersection reopens, it will be a four-way stop.
Phase III (Up to 30 days)
Location: Michigan Street from Wayne Street to the mid-block of Wayne-Jefferson. This includes the Michigan Street and Wayne Streets intersection.
The $1.9 million bid was awarded to Walsh & Kelly and will be funded through the City’s River West Development Area Tax Increment Finance (TIF) district and the Light Up South Bend program. TIF funding is used for public improvements to advance business development in an area. All streets are expected to reopen by Friday, September 6 with the project complete by mid-October, weather permitting.