Starting Monday, April 3, sections of Main and Wayne streets in downtown South Bend will be closed for parking garage assessments. The City of South Bend announced that Main Street will be closed from Jefferson Boulevard to Wayne Street while Wayne Street will be closed from Main to Michigan streets. The sidewalks adjacent to the garage will also be closed.
The reason for these closures is an investigation conducted by the city, which revealed that anchors connecting the concrete façade elements to the parking garage building had deteriorated. This deterioration could lead to the possibility of debris falling onto public spaces, causing potential hazards to pedestrians.
The city has not announced how long the closures will be in place, but they will remain closed until further notice.
For drivers, northbound traffic on Main will be detoured west on Wayne, north on Lafayette Boulevard, then east on Jefferson. Meanwhile, southbound traffic will be detoured east on Jefferson, south on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and then west on Western Avenue.
This is a developing story, and the city has advised people to keep an eye on their website for updates. The closures will undoubtedly cause some inconvenience, so it's essential to plan ahead and take the necessary precautions. The city has not announced any alternative parking options yet, so it's best to avoid the area altogether unless necessary.
In summary, the City of South Bend has closed sections of Main and Wayne streets in downtown South Bend for parking garage assessments due to the deterioration of the anchors connecting the concrete façade elements to the building. The closures are in place until further notice, and the city advises drivers to follow detours posted. It's important to stay alert and stay informed to avoid any potential hazards.
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