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A backhoe removes debris from a house demolition at the southwest corner of Prairie and Middlebury Streets Friday, May 30, 2014. The demolition is an early sign of coming construction of the Prairie Street overpass. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth)
Sections of Main, Prairie closing for overpass construction
Posted on June 2, 2014 at 6:15 p.m.

ELKHART — Sections of Main and Prairie streets are closing for the Prairie Street railroad overpass construction.

As of Tuesday, June 3, Main Street between Indiana Avenue and Willard Street and Prairie Street between Park Avenue and Stocker Court will be closed through approximately Nov. 15. The detour will run from Indiana Avenue and onto Benham Avenue.

Rieth-Riley Construction of Goshen will be removing the road and placing new underground utilities in the roads.

The $10.15 million project includes construction of an overpass over the Norfolk Southern Railroad rail line that crosses Prairie Street between Main and Middlebury streets southeast of the city center.

The first stages of construction preparation starting rolling out May 30, when sign started popping up and demolition was underway.