Benham Avenue at Wolf Avenue 08062020

Benham Avenue is being reshaped from having four lanes to three, with one being a turn lane. This intersection, at Wolf Avenue, will be opened Monday, while sections north and south will remain closed through November.

ELKHART — The next phase of the Benham Avenue revamp begins next week as a new section of the thoroughfare will be closed until November.

From Monday, Aug. 10, until November, the section between Wolf Avenue and Lusher Avenue will be closed, as workers reshape the road that currently has two lanes in each direction. Instead, there will be one lane in each direction and a center turn lane. Bike lanes will be added, along with improvements for pedestrians, who have not previously been favored on the thoroughfare.

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Just a wonderful idea choking one of the main thoroughfares down to one lane each way. Regressing to the 1950s... how forward looking! The busiest fire station in the City will now have to fight even more traffic and less area to use as escape from drivers that will not yield the right of way.

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