March 31, 2023 — The City of South Bend announces the following street closures to protect against the possibility of falling debris from the parking garage at the northwest corner of Main and Wayne streets. The closures will begin at 10 am on Monday, April 3.
- Main Street from Jefferson Boulevard to Wayne Street
- Wayne Street from Main to Michigan streets
A recent investigation by the City noted that the anchors connecting the concrete façade elements to the building had deteriorated which could lead to portions of the facade falling in the public right-of-way. As a result, the City has determined that Main and Wayne streets adjacent to the parking garage will need to close for the property owner to complete a thorough inspection and to conduct remediation to address the issue.
The street closures will be in place until further notice. Sidewalks adjacent to the garage will also be closed indefinitely. Northbound traffic on Main Street will detour west on Wayne Street, north on Lafayette Boulevard, then east on Jefferson Boulevard. Southbound traffic will detour east on Jefferson Boulevard, south on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, then west on Western Avenue before rejoining Main Street.