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Goshen planning intersection improvements, traffic signal upgrades

The city must make improvements to the intersections before Sept. 1 in order to comply with requirements attached to federal funding.

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 5:49 p.m.

GOSHEN — Before Goshen can be part of a federally funded project to improve traffic signals, the city will have to come into compliance with requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Elkhart County and the cities of Goshen and Elkhart have received a Federal Highway Safety Improvement Project grant for traffic signal upgrades. The Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety identified seven intersections Monday, March 17, that need sidewalk improvements. Work at the intersections must be done by Sept. 1, before traffic signal project begins.

The seven intersections include:

  • Lincoln and Indiana avenues
  • Lincoln and Chicago avenues
  • Lincoln Avenue and Second Street
  • Lincoln Avenue and Third Street
  • Third and Washington streets
  • College Avenue and 15th Street
  • College Avenue and Greencroft Boulevard

CHA Companies has been contracted to design the traffic signal and sidewalk improvements. Work on the traffic signals is federally funded and is estimated to cost roughly $250,000, according to city engineer Mary Cripe. CHA’s contract for intersection improvements will not exceed $50,600.

OTHER BUSINESS

  • The board opened bids for a downtown parking lot surface seal project. The four bids were Super Seal Inc. for $12,652, Quality Asphalt for $12,960, ARS for $12,960 and Arnt Asphalt Sealing for $17,820. The city’s engineering department will review the bids and return to the board with a recommendation.
  • The board awarded a contract to Hydro Meter Service Inc. to test and evaluate 149 cold water meters for $23,840. Meter repairs will cost $72.50 per hour, according to the agreement.
  • The board approved a right-of-way permit application from Keramida for the installation eight monitoring wells for the former Eagle Uniform Facility, 117 W. Jefferson St.
  • Statewide spring tornado siren testing is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Thursday, March 20.

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