New Traffic alert – Charles St from Lincolnway East to Vistula Rd restricted to thru traffic. (6/4-8/16) Access to Twin Branch Park and parking lot is open. NIPSCO has also notified the City of Mishawaka that a very necessary and immediate repair/maintenance is going to take place on their 16″ Steel Pipeline on southbound 331.  There will be partial lane closure southbound 331 starting Wednesday, 6/5/2024 on 331 near Dragoon Trail and Dragoon Trail will be closed west of 331 (1,600 feet) for excavation.  The work may take longer than five days to complete. It will most likely take crews five days to repair the line with additional days to do inspection and clean up/restore the excavation area. NIPSCO is looking at closer to being in that area for two weeks.    
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October 13, 2023                                                                   


For Immediate Release

For further information contact Mayor David Wood574-258-1601 or Street Commissioner, Tim Ryan 574-1660 or Matthew Lentsch, Executive Director for Development and Governmental Affairs – (574)535-8679


Mayor David Wood announced today that the Mishawaka Street Department will begin the city’s annual fall leaf pick-up program on Monday, October 30th, 2023.  This means that Mishawaka residents may begin raking their leaves to the curbside starting the weekend of October 28th and October 29th.

The Street Department will follow a schedule that should help residents plan their leaf raking activities.  Leaves will be picked up each week the day before each resident’s regular trash pick-up day.  For example, if a resident’s trash pick-up day is on Wednesday, the Mishawaka Street Department will pick up leaves from that residence on Tuesday.  Those with a Monday trash pick-up day will have their leaves picked up on Friday.  Mayor Wood states, “As in years past, residents can expect around six passes through their neighborhood during the fall leaf pick-up.  This is a successful program that the City of Mishawaka has been able to offer to its residents for over 30 years due to strategic planning and budgeting. It is yet another example of the world-class service that Mishawaka residents are indeed fortunate to receive.  Even if we have inclement weather, the Mishawaka Street Department is prepared to provide this weekly service with little or no interruption.”

Leaves should be raked to the edge of the curb and should be free of branches, twigs, stones or similar foreign objects which can damage equipment and delay leaf pick-up.  Residents are encouraged not to rake leaves into the street immediately after a vacuum unit has passed through an area because the vacuum will not return until the next scheduled pick-up date.  Meanwhile, leaves on the curb may clog sewer inlets or blow back into yards or streets.

Leaves may always be bagged and put out with your weekly trash pick-up, and beginning Monday, October 30th, the City has requested the bag limit with Republic Services to be waived through Friday, December 15th, 2023.  Brush may continue to be taken to the Mishawaka Recycling Center, 1105 East Fifth Street, from 8:30a.m. to 3:15p.m., Tuesday through Saturday if you are a City of Mishawaka resident.  Please note that the Mishawaka Recycling Center’s LAST day of operation will be Saturday, December 2nd, 2023.

Any specific questions about the program can be answered by calling Street Commissioner Tim Ryan at the Mishawaka Street Department, 574-258-1660.