Bridge #152 – Mishawaka Road over Yellow Creek

Location: Between US 33 and Minuteman Way

Designed by: Lochmueller Group

Contractor:  Milestone Contractors

Construction Start Date:  2022

Completion Date:  2023

Estimated Cost: $3,000,000

Funded by: 80% Federal, 20% Local

Project Summary: This bridge is structurally deficient as a result of beam deterioration but does not have a weight limit. The bridge will be completely replaced as part of the work. The work will be performed using partial width construction so that 2 lanes of the 4-lane road will be open at most times during construction.


CR 40 Reconstruction from SR 19 to CR 7

Design: Lawson-Fisher Associates P.C.

Project Summary: The CR 40 Road Reconstruction Project from SR 19 to CR 7 proposes to improve safety along the roadway corridor for motorized and non-motorized traffic through road reconstruction to include pavement widening and installation of new paved shoulders to provide adequate separation of motorized and non-motorized modes of transportation. The existing roadway is a two-lane rural collector consisting of 11 ft. wide travel lanes in each direction with no paved shoulders. The project proposes to shift the existing CR 40 roadway centerline 9 ft. to the south and increase the total pavement width from 22 ft. to 40 ft. The typical section will provide for a single 12 ft. wide travel lane and 8 ft. paved shoulder in each direction. This additional pavement width, accomplished via shoulder widening, will provide non-motorized vehicles a riding surface separate from the through lanes occupied by the motoring public. The centerline offset is to allow the proposed north side paved shoulder edge to line up with the existing pavement edge; thereby, eliminating the need for relocation of existing utilities along the north side of CR 40. Stage 2 plans have been completed.

CR 40 Public Hearing Exhibit

CR 40 STG2 PlansXsecs 1702848 for Roadway Services

CR 40 ENV DraftEnvDoc 1702848 for Roadway Services


Bridge #241 on CR 32 over the Nunemaker Ditch

Summary: Replacing three existing 66″ diameter x 60′ corrugated metal culverts that are 47 years old and deteriorated with two 84″ x 90′ corrugated culverts.

Design: Elkhart County Highway

Cost Estimate: $90,000

CR 38 from CR 31 to SR 13 Corridor Reconstruction

Scheduled Completion: First Phase of CR 31 to CR 35 in 2021; Second Phase of CR 35 through SR 13 in 2023

Bid Price: 

First Phase: $5,340,623.00

Second Phase: $6,931,649.00

Design: Elkhart County Highway Department

Project Summary: Full reconstruction of the CR 38 corridor will occur from CR 31 to SR 13, with added buggy lanes along the shoulders. Construction will be done in two stages, first from CR 31 to CR 35 then from CR 35 to SR 13.

Information and Updates:

October 2015 – Topographic Survey completed

May 2018 – Alignment and profile set and beginning stages of the ROW process

December 2020 – Bid procedure executed for construction.

January 2021 – Contractor selected and contract awarded.

March 29, 2021 – Begin construction on section one of Phase 1. Road closures along CR 38 from CR 31 to CR 35. Only local traffic will be allowed access to this area during construction. Through traffic is encouraged to follow posted detour route.

March 2023 – Begin Construction on Phase 2. Road Closures along CR 38 from CR 35 to CR 41 are expected to continue into October. Only local traffic will be allowed access to this area during construction. Through traffic is encouraged to follow the posted detour route signs.

October 2023 – Major construction on both phases of the project is complete and the corridor is open to traffic. Please continue to use caution as crews finish up the final touches through the corridor.


Bridge #141 Baugo Creek

Completion Date: July 27, 2018

Bid Price:  $493,955

Design:  Elkhart County Highway Department

Project Summary:  During previous bridge inspection work, the existing beams of the bridge on CR 3 crossing Baugo creek were determined to be in poor shape. This project will replace the superstructure of the bridge which includes bridge beams, deck, and railing.


Bridge No. 102 CR 35 over Little Elkhart River

Scheduled Completion:  2 September 2018

Bid Price:  $707,536.38

Design:  United Consulting, Indianapolis

Project Summary:  CR 35 over the Little Elkhart River is located north of Middlebury near the intersection of CR 8 and CR 35. The bridge was constructed in 1970 and its deteriorated condition warranted rehabilitation. The County received $796,756 in Federal funding for the rehabilitation of this bridge on June 19, 2014.

Information and Updates:

August 2014 – The State is preparing the State/County contract for the project.

August 2017 – Design complete.

December 2017 – Project bid and awarded

June 2018 – Construction to begin

November 2018 – Complete

County Road 38/Kercher Bridge Corridor

The project includes the replacement of the Kercher Bridge and reconstruction of County Road 38 from State Road 15 to County Road 17.  There will be improved intersections at State Road 15, County Road 19 and County Road 21 including a signal at County Road 21/County Road 38 intersection.  The project is a collaborative effort between the City of Goshen, Elkhart County, and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).

Construction Start Date: September 22, 2016

Completion Date: June 1, 2018

More information can be found by clicking here County Road 38 Kercher Bridge Project Overview