U.S. 33 Realignment Through City Of Goshen

The realignment of U.S. 33 through the City of Goshen will break ground in May 2016. The project will re-route U.S. 33 away from the city’s downtown historic district and includes a bridge over the railroad tracks, a bridge over Lincoln and Cottage avenues and the widening of U.S. 33/Pike Street from S.R. 15/Third Street to the Elkhart River.

(Image courtesy of Goshen Engineering)

The $18.9 million project was awarded to Reith-Riley in March 2016 and construction began in the spring with the demolition of several properties acquired by INDOT. The three-construction season project is expected to be completed following the 2018 Elkhart County Fair.

 Once demolition is completed, utility work will begin in preparation for the project. Dirt work will begin off the mainline, adjacent to the railroad tracks, which means traffic will be traveling on the current U.S. 33 while the new road is constructed.

In 2017, most of the work on the new segment of road, new overpasses and widening of U.S. 33/Pike Street will take place. At that time, portions of Pike Street will be closed for up to 185 days. First, U.S. 33/Pike Street between Second Street and the Elkhart River Bridge will be closed (see project map below). Next, U.S. 33/Pike Street on BOTH sides of S.R. 15 will be closed for up to 100 days. Both closures will facilitate the widening and the tying in of Pike Street to the new alignment.  

Project details

Construction cost: $18.9 million
Construction begins: May 2016
Construction completed: Fall 2018
Contractor: Reith-Riley

Project Documents

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