Road Closures in Elkhart County

All road closures are estimates and are subject to change.

County Road 38 between CR 35 and CR 41 will be closed on or after March 6, 2023 for road construction. During this closure through traffic will not be allowed access to the site. CR 38 is scheduled to re-open in October 2023. The intersection of CR 37 and CR 38 will be closed for the full duration of the project. The intersection of CR 38 and State Road 13 will be open for the majority of the project, but it will be closed for short periods. All traffic is encouraged to follow the detour route signs.


County Road 115 will be closed at CR 18 beginning on September 6th for the reconstruction of the CR 18, 13, and 115 intersection


Closures from 2023 Paving Program can be found here


County Road 38/Kercher Bridge Project

CR 38 & Kercher Bridge

The opening of CR 38 from CR 17 to State Road 15 took place January 1, 2018. The project involved the reconstruction of about 3.7 miles of road and the replacement of the bridge carrying CR 38 over the Elkhart River. The cost of the project was $13.2 million dollars which included incentives of $643,000 to accelerate the construction so that the road could be opened to traffic by January 1, 2018. The increasing traffic demand warranted the improvement of the road corridor. CR 38 currently carries about 12,000 vehicles per day. It is estimated that the road will carry 16,000 vehicles per day in 20 years. Elkhart County partnered with the City of Goshen and the Indiana Department of Transportation to rebuild and widen the Kercher Road portion of the project and install a new traffic signal at the State Road 15 intersection. A new traffic signal has been constructed at the CR 21 intersection replacing the 4-way stop. The intersection at CR 19 remains a 2-way stop, but dedicated turn lanes have been added. The new bridge is twice as wide as the old bridge and includes 3 traffic lanes and a 10 foot wide sidewalk. Street lighting was added where the road crosses the Elkhart River/Goshen Pond.



Request for Proposal Announced

Elkhart County Commissioners are requesting proposals for a wastewater treatment study for the unicorporated communities of Foraker and Southwest.  More information can be found here:


Note:  If you downlaod a copy of this RFP, please notify the office.  If there is an addendum issued, you will then be notified, provided we have your email address.  Otherwise, you should check back perdiodically for any addendum issued.