Official groundbreaking set for River District Streetscape Project

ELKHART (March 5, 2018) – Elkhart Mayor Tim Neese, along with project planning, design and construction officials, is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the River District Streetscape Project on Jackson Boulevard and Elkhart Avenue. The event is set for Thursday, March 8 at 9:00 a.m. near the intersection of Jackson Boulevard and Elkhart Avenue. Public attendance is welcome and encouraged.

The project consists of a completely reconstructed streetscape, from sidewalk to sidewalk, on Jackson Boulevard and Elkhart Avenue, including a new divided boulevard on Jackson, new and buried utilities, on-street parking, bicycle paths, street lighting, signals, and landscaping.  The revitalization is the first part of the City’s effort to redevelop the area known as the River District.  This project will complement new exciting investments and private development already taking place in the area, including the Elkhart Health Fitness and Aquatic Center and Stonewater at the Riverwalk.

Construction will begin the second week of March, with the closure of Jackson Boulevard from Waterfall Drive to Junior Achievement Drive, including the Elkhart Avenue intersection.  The project will be constructed in two phases, with anticipated final completion at the end of 2018.

For more information on the project, please contact Tory Irwin at the Department of Public Works Engineering Department at 293-2572 or visit the city website

Shelley Moore