KOSCIUSKO — City officials are asking for patience from motorists in the wake of three construction projects coming up along US 30 in Kosciusko County.
Indiana Department of Transportation will be reconstructing parts of intersections at Anchorage Road and Parker Street. City officials will have a pre-construction meeting in the near future and work is expected to begin later in August.
Also on tap are sporadic repairs along US 30 between SR 13 and SR 19. The work will be similar to the current efforts along North Detroit (SR 15) in Warsaw where crews are replacing sections of road that are deemed to be failing, according to Mayor Joe Thallemer, who provided an update during the Board of Works and Safety meeting.
The projects will result in lane closures and delays.
City Plan Director Jeremy Skinner said motorists should try to avoid the two intersections during construction if possible.
The city also provided updates on other road projects.
- Reconstruction of Market Street from the railroad tracks east to Scott Street is moving on schedule despite some delays earlier this spring because of rainy conditions.
Skinner said they are working to accommodate the Young Tiger Football league, which plays at Fribley Field along Market Street.
Skinner expressed confidence that the project, which includes new road, curbs, sidewalks and lighting, will wrap up by the end of the year.
- A public meeting will be held in September to look at options for the proposed longterm revamping of US 30. No date or location has been determined. The highway route could be constructed to go south of Warsaw, north of Warsaw or track closely to the existing path. A fourth option would involve leaving the highway as is.
The project involves reconstruction of the highway from Fort Wayne to Valparaiso. Key local stakeholders have already met and viewed the preliminary options, Thallemer said.
- Reconstruction of CR 300N, including a roundabout at Sheldon Street, is expected to begin later this month.
- The sidewalk project along North Pointe Drive is expected to begin later in August.
- Thallemer said the state agreed to halt the extensive patchwork on SR 15 on Friday, Aug. 9, because of heavy traffic that is expected for a water skiing competition at the nearby Hidden lake next weekend.