September 27, 2019
The City of South Bend Department of Public Works announces the following traffic alerts beginning Monday, September 30 due to road and utility work.
Beginning Monday, September 30, Jefferson Boulevard from Lafayette Boulevard to Williams Street will close to vehicular traffic due to utility work for Indiana Michigan Power. Detour routes will be Washington Street or Wayne Street via Lafayette Boulevard or Williams Street. Jefferson Boulevard is expected to reopen to vehicular traffic by Friday, October 11, weather permitting.
Also on Monday, September 30, Western Avenue from Dundee Street to Falcon Street will close for a sewer repair and for the installation of temporary driveway approaches for businesses prior to the shifting of traffic to the south side of the street. The anticipated reopening date for the westbound lane of Western Avenue is end of day Wednesday, October 2, weather permitting. Access to businesses will be maintained via side streets. Westbound traffic will detour south on Olive Street, then west on Sample Street to Sheridan Street before rejoining Western Avenue. The eastbound lane of Western Avenue has been closed during construction and will remain closed until the Western Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project is complete in mid-November.