Construction of Mishawaka’s new 8 lane track took another step today. In a release issued by the engineering department of the City of Mishawaka, Linden Avenue between Mason Street and Gernhart Avenue has been closed to all traffic for improvements being made to the Mishawaka High School running track. Weather permitting, this closure is expected to be in place through June 15th.
Barricades and signage is now in place for the restriction. Motorists are requested to use caution to ensure the safety of the crews working in the area. According to Mishawaka Schools Operations Director Mike Faulkner, “Primary work in this area will include the installation of the new retaining wall. This work was delayed due to the cities moratorium time frame, which limits any work in any public right away from November through March. This delay has not affected the forecast or timeline of the project.”
The walls and fence that are still in place on Linden Avenue will remain, while the area that is disturbed and taken down will now have a new retaining wall that will follow the contours of the new track. The completion of the project is on track and slated for the end of July of this year.
The Mishawaka High School boys and girls teams will run all of their meets on the road this year including the Princess Relays that will be held on April 27th at Elkhart Central High School.