July 12, 2019
The City of South Bend Department of Public Works announces the following traffic restrictions for Western Avenue as part of the Western Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project:
Monday, July 15 to Wednesday, July 17 (Weather permitting)
Western Avenue from Lake Street to Kentucky Street will close for the installation of a water main and storm sewer. Detour routes will be Sheridan and Olive Streets via Sample Street (Detour Map #1). Western Avenue is expected to reopen on the evening of Wednesday, July 17, weather permitting.
Thursday, July 18 to Mid-November (Weather permitting)
Western Avenue from Kenmore Street to Dundee Street will close to vehicular traffic eastbound; however, westbound traffic will always be maintained. Eastbound traffic will detour south on Sheridan Street, east on Sample Street to north on Olive Street (Detour Map #2). Western Avenue is expected to reopen to two-way traffic in mid-November.
The Western Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project includes streetscape enhancements to the four-block section of Western Avenue between Falcon and Dundee Streets. The streetscape improvements are part of implementation of the West Side Main Streets Plan to create an environment more inviting to commercial and residential investment. The anticipated completion date is mid-November.