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Bridge replacements, intersection improvements and inspections: The highway department has a long to do list for 2014

The highway department has multiple road and bridge projects planned for 2014. Learn about them here.

Posted on Feb. 12, 2014 at 2:24 p.m.

The Elkhart County Highway Department is going have a busy year starting multiple projects throughout the county including bridge replacements, a bike path, traffic flow improvements and much more.

So, let’s jump right in. Here’s a map that shows the locations of a few of the highway department's big projects planned to begin in 2014. Click on the pegs for more details:

What's not included on the map:

Countywide national standards bridge inspection and inventory program

  • Description: This is a four-year contract project that will include two inspections of each bridge in Elkhart County more than 20 feet along.
  • Estimated program period: August 2014 to January 2017
  • Consultant: United Consulting, Indianapolis
  • Original contract amount: $311,880
  • Funded by: 80 percent federal aid and 20 percent local funds

Fair Bridge

  • Location: About 1,300 feet east of the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds parking area over Rock Run Creek
  • Description: The Elkhart County 4-H Fair is considering adding an access road off of C.R. 36 to relieve traffic during fairground events. A new bridge is required to carry the access road over Rock Run Creek.
  • Estimated construction period: To be determined
  • Designed by: Elkhart County Highway Department
  • Contractor: To be determined
  • Original cost estimate: $200,000
  • Funded by: Elkhart County 4-H and Agricultural Exposition Inc.

C.R. 8 Bike Path

  • Location: South side of C.R. 8 east of C.R. 17 in Elkhart
  • Description: A bike path will be built to connect to an existing bike path at Six Span Bridge.
  • Estimated construction period: 2015
  • Designed by: United Consulting
  • Contractor: To be determined
  • Original cost estimate: $400,000
  • Funded by: 80 percent transportation enhancement funds and 20 percent local funds

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