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Elkhart to close Gammage Street

ELKHART, June 20, 2013—Elkhart has announced the closing of Gammage Street for reconstruction, announced City Secretary Donna Surber. The construction, intended to increase drainage, is due to begin as early as next week and last for approximately 60 days, if all goes well.  

Gammage Street connects Hwy 287 and Hwy 294. Although it is a fairly high-traffic route, Surber says there are alternate routes available. “We tried to wait until school was out because that’s when the most traffic goes through there,” said Surber. “It is a very heavily travelled street, but there are alternate routes to get where you need to go.”

Surber said the money for construction came from a grant, so it is not costing the City anything to make the much needed improvements. “It will be much, much better once it is completed,” she said. “It’s just going to be a little bit of an inconvenience, but we will get through it.”

Surber spoke with KYYK’s Gary Richards about the closure and alternate routes. Other topics discussed include upcoming City fundraisers and an update on the City playground. Click below for more.


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