DES. NO. 1900739
Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana
City of Goshen
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The City of Goshen, with funding from the FHWA and administrative oversight from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), intends to proceed with a roadway improvement project. The project is located on College Avenue, beginning at US 33 and extending 0.82 mile east before ending approximately 450 feet east of Century Drive near the Norfolk Southern Railroad crossing in the City of Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana. The need for this project is evidenced by the backup of vehicles along the two-lane corridor, a result of vehicles stopping while attempting to turn left across the roadway, and the lack of pedestrian facilities. The purpose of the project is to reduce congestion and the potential for rear-end crashes caused by left-turning vehicles, improve access to existing pedestrian facilities along College Avenue, and reduce potential conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians traveling along the College Avenue corridor.
The current scope of work will include the widening of College Avenue to accommodate a center two-way-left turn (TWLT) lane throughout the project corridor. The roadway typical section will consist of two 11-foot wide travel lanes (one eastbound, one westbound) separated by a 14-foot wide center TWLT lane, bordered by a 2-foot, 7-inch-wide combined curb and gutter along both sides of the roadway. The typical section will also include a new, 10-foot-wide paved multi-use path along the north side of College Avenue. A new pedestrian bridge will be constructed to convey the multi-use path over Horn Ditch. The project will also replace the initial 25 to 50 feet of residential and business driveways in order to tie in these access points with the reconstructed roadway and install a new storm sewer system throughout the project corridor.
The City of Goshen held a public hearing on December 6, 2023 regarding the roadway improvement project located along College Avenue from US 33 to the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Goshen, Elkhart County. This public hearing was held as part of the environmental analysis phase as required and per federal requirements outlined by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Additional details regarding the College Avenue Improvement Project (Des No 1900739) are available in-person at the Goshen Public Library (601 S 5th St, Goshen, IN 46526) and on this website. Please click the Environmental Document link below for all public hearing comments and replies to those comments.
Senior Environmental Specialist
American Structurepoint, Inc.