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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Crawford Park Grand Opening

The New Crawford Park
• Establishing a unique identity for the park unlike any other in the City. Thematically creating a “Nature Park” that would include man made constructed wetlands.
• Moves major park elements like play equipment out of the floodplain.
• Creates an active play area that would include nature themed equipment and a water element for smaller children in the area of the current splashpad. The playground will feature inclusive components for children of any ability.
• Establishes a neighborhood lawn area for open play and special events like a movie or concert.
• Build a new restroom building adjacent to the play area that would also be convenient for visitors to the Shiojiri Niwa Japanese Garden across the street.
• Build three new picnic shelters/pavilions to meet increased demand. One adjacent to the play area, one in the center of the park, and one adjacent to Niles Avenue. Provide a small off-street parking lot at Niles Avenue south of the intersection of Linden Avenue to better meet the parking requirements for the proposed activities.
• Adds multiple sidewalks and board walks in the park to improve handicapped accessibility to equipment/restrooms

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