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General Information

The City offers a Sidewalk Program. It is designed to offer you savings as you repair your sidewalk. For information on the Sidewalk Program, call the Street Department at 293-5518.

By ordinance, open burning is not allowed in the City. Therefore, the City provides a Leaf Removal Program. Rake them to the curb* and the Street Department will pick them up. The program operates in the fall from mid-October to mid-December and again in the spring from mid-April to mid-May. For information, call the Street Department, 293-5518.
*Please do not put leaves or leaf piles in the street.  Leaf piles in the street can cause safety issues and clog our storm drains.  

Fall 2019 Leaf Pick Up!

The city of Elkhart maintenance crews is preparing for the first round of fall leaf pickup. The leaf pickup program is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 21, and end on Friday, December 13, as weather permits.

A complete schedule of leaf pickup is listed below.

WHAT: Zone A fall leaf pickup
WHEN: Monday, October 21 through Friday, October 25 and Monday, November 18 through Friday, November 22
WHERE: Neighborhoods north of the St. Joseph River and west of Johnson Street

WHAT: Zone B fall leaf pickup
WHEN: Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 1 and Monday, November 25 through Friday, November 29
WHERE: Neighborhoods north of the St. Joseph River and east of Johnson Street

WHAT: Zone C fall leaf pickup
WHEN: Monday, November 4 through Friday, November 8 and Monday, December 2 through Friday, December 6
WHERE: Neighborhoods south of the St. Joseph River and east of Third/Main Street

WHAT: Zone D fall leaf pickup
WHEN: Monday, November 11 through Friday, November 15 and Monday, December 9 through Friday, December 13
WHERE: Neighborhoods south of the St. Joseph River and west of Third/Main Street

As these dates approach, below are some helpful tips for residents:

1.   Leaves should be placed in a separate pile from brush and limbs. Leaf machines are designed to pick up leaves only. Sticks will clog the machines, causing delays.

2.   City ordinance states that citizens should rake their leaves to the curb, but not extending into the street, in accordance with the posted pickup schedule. Leaves can easily clog the storm sewer grates and may cause flooding.

3.   Brush and limbs should also be stacked on the curb, but not extending into the street, the day before your trash is scheduled to be picked up.

For additional questions regarding leaf pickup, please contact the Elkhart Street Department at 293-5518. Residents may also choose to dispose of their own leaves by taking them to the Elkhart County Landfill. For more information on disposing of leaves at the Landfill, please call 522-2581.

Scheduled Traffic Restrictions 

For emergency traffic restrictions follow us on Twitter  

Please use caution when traveling in any construction area!

Short-term Closures:

Weather permitting the Elkhart City will close or restrict the following roads from 7am to 7pm for paving during the week of September 16, 2019.

  • Monday, September 16, 2019
    • Randolph St.from S.R. 19 to the first 50 feet east.
    • Oak St. from Bristol Street to Mishawaka St..
  • Tuesday September 17, 2019 Oak St.from Bristol St.to Mishawaka Street northbound lane.
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Oak St.from Bristol St.to Mishawaka Street southbound lane.
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019
    • Randolph St.from S.R. 19 to the first 50 feet east.
    • Mishawaka St.from West Blvd.through Oak St. intersection.
    • Oak St. from Mishawaka St. to Beardsley Ave.
  • Friday, September 20, 2019 Mishawaka St.from West Blvd. through the Oak St. intersection.

Please use caution when traveling in these areas for everyone’s safety.

Long-term Closures:

None at this time!


Permanent Road Closures:

Beginning Tuesday, October 18, 2016 McPherson Street between Dearborn St. and Conn Ave. will be closed indefinitely.  This section of street has been vacated.

Beginning Tuesday, April 4, 2016 the Monroe St. Railroad Crossing will be closed indefinitely.

Beginning, Wednesday, December 16, 2015, the McDonald St. Railroad Crossing will be closed indefinitely. This intersection is near S. Main Street and Richmond Street.

Weather permitting, this will be the city of Elkhart Street department paving schedule from Monday, August 31st through Friday, September 4th. Vehicles should be removed from the street prior to 7 am and not return until after 7 pm OR until barricades are removed. Sidewalks can be used to and from your home, but street access will be prohibited during the milling process.
8/31: Gordon rd. from E.Jackson blvd. to E.Jackson blvd.
(Eastbound lane/South side of street)
9/1: 1. Middlebury St. from Middleton Run Rd. to Bullard Dr. East
2. C.R.15 from Eastland dr. to Bullard dr. North
(Middlebury st./C.R.15 Intersection)
9/2: C.R.15 from Middlebury st. to North RxR Crossing (Southbound lane)
9/3: C.R.15 from Middlebury st. to North RxR Crossing (Northbound lane)
9/4: C.R.15 from Middlebury st. to North RxR Crossing (Deceleration lanes)
The City’s Traffic Division is responsible for the normal daily traffic in the roadway including signage, designating “yellow” no parking, constructing detour routes, handicap parking spaces, intersection improvement, neighborhood traffic concerns, school zone flashers, traffic signal installation & repairs, truck routes.
Signalized Intersections

The Traffic Division maintains 89 signalized intersections throughout the City. If you notice a signal out, please report the failure by calling 522-2884.

Traffic Signs
The Traffic Division currently maintains a sign asset database of over 10,000 traffic signs that can filter information such as sign code, classification, priority, facing direction, support type, and size. We also have the ability for depreciation projects and work-order record-keeping with full reporting capabilities.

Please report any damaged or missing traffic signs by either calling 522-2884.  Please be prepared to give an accurate description of the location of the damaged or missing sign to expedite the repair process.

If you notice a signal out, please report the failure by calling 522-2884.  If this is a public safety issue, please call the Elkhart Police Department immediately at 295-7070.

General Information

The City offers a Sidewalk Program. It is designed to offer you savings as you repair your sidewalk. For information on the Sidewalk Program, call the Street Department at 293-5518.

By ordinance, open burning is not allowed in the City. Therefore, the City provides a Leaf Removal Program. Rake them to the curb* and the Street Department will pick them up. The program operates in the fall from mid-October to mid-December and again in the spring from mid-April to mid-May. For information, call the Street Department, 293-5518.
*Please do not put leaves or leaf piles in the street.  Leaf piles in the street can cause safety issues and clog our storm drains.  

Fall 2019 Leaf Pick Up!

The city of Elkhart maintenance crews is preparing for the first round of fall leaf pickup. The leaf pickup program is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 21, and end on Friday, December 13, as weather permits.

A complete schedule of leaf pickup is listed below.

WHAT: Zone A fall leaf pickup
WHEN: Monday, October 21 through Friday, October 25 and Monday, November 18 through Friday, November 22
WHERE: Neighborhoods north of the St. Joseph River and west of Johnson Street

WHAT: Zone B fall leaf pickup
WHEN: Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 1 and Monday, November 25 through Friday, November 29
WHERE: Neighborhoods north of the St. Joseph River and east of Johnson Street

WHAT: Zone C fall leaf pickup
WHEN: Monday, November 4 through Friday, November 8 and Monday, December 2 through Friday, December 6
WHERE: Neighborhoods south of the St. Joseph River and east of Third/Main Street

WHAT: Zone D fall leaf pickup
WHEN: Monday, November 11 through Friday, November 15 and Monday, December 9 through Friday, December 13
WHERE: Neighborhoods south of the St. Joseph River and west of Third/Main Street

As these dates approach, below are some helpful tips for residents:

1.   Leaves should be placed in a separate pile from brush and limbs. Leaf machines are designed to pick up leaves only. Sticks will clog the machines, causing delays.

2.   City ordinance states that citizens should rake their leaves to the curb, but not extending into the street, in accordance with the posted pickup schedule. Leaves can easily clog the storm sewer grates and may cause flooding.

3.   Brush and limbs should also be stacked on the curb, but not extending into the street, the day before your trash is scheduled to be picked up.

For additional questions regarding leaf pickup, please contact the Elkhart Street Department at 293-5518. Residents may also choose to dispose of their own leaves by taking them to the Elkhart County Landfill. For more information on disposing of leaves at the Landfill, please call 522-2581.

Scheduled Traffic Restrictions 

For emergency traffic restrictions follow us on Twitter  

Please use caution when traveling in any construction area!

Short-term Closures:

Weather permitting the Elkhart City will close or restrict the following roads from 7am to 7pm for paving during the week of September 16, 2019.

  • Monday, September 16, 2019
    • Randolph St.from S.R. 19 to the first 50 feet east.
    • Oak St. from Bristol Street to Mishawaka St..
  • Tuesday September 17, 2019 Oak St.from Bristol St.to Mishawaka Street northbound lane.
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Oak St.from Bristol St.to Mishawaka Street southbound lane.
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019
    • Randolph St.from S.R. 19 to the first 50 feet east.
    • Mishawaka St.from West Blvd.through Oak St. intersection.
    • Oak St. from Mishawaka St. to Beardsley Ave.
  • Friday, September 20, 2019 Mishawaka St.from West Blvd. through the Oak St. intersection.

Please use caution when traveling in these areas for everyone’s safety.

Long-term Closures:

None at this time!


Permanent Road Closures:

Beginning Tuesday, October 18, 2016 McPherson Street between Dearborn St. and Conn Ave. will be closed indefinitely.  This section of street has been vacated.

Beginning Tuesday, April 4, 2016 the Monroe St. Railroad Crossing will be closed indefinitely.

Beginning, Wednesday, December 16, 2015, the McDonald St. Railroad Crossing will be closed indefinitely. This intersection is near S. Main Street and Richmond Street.

Weather permitting, this will be the city of Elkhart Street department paving schedule from Monday, August 31st through Friday, September 4th. Vehicles should be removed from the street prior to 7 am and not return until after 7 pm OR until barricades are removed. Sidewalks can be used to and from your home, but street access will be prohibited during the milling process.
8/31: Gordon rd. from E.Jackson blvd. to E.Jackson blvd.
(Eastbound lane/South side of street)
9/1: 1. Middlebury St. from Middleton Run Rd. to Bullard Dr. East
2. C.R.15 from Eastland dr. to Bullard dr. North
(Middlebury st./C.R.15 Intersection)
9/2: C.R.15 from Middlebury st. to North RxR Crossing (Southbound lane)
9/3: C.R.15 from Middlebury st. to North RxR Crossing (Northbound lane)
9/4: C.R.15 from Middlebury st. to North RxR Crossing (Deceleration lanes)
The City’s Traffic Division is responsible for the normal daily traffic in the roadway including signage, designating “yellow” no parking, constructing detour routes, handicap parking spaces, intersection improvement, neighborhood traffic concerns, school zone flashers, traffic signal installation & repairs, truck routes.
Signalized Intersections

The Traffic Division maintains 89 signalized intersections throughout the City. If you notice a signal out, please report the failure by calling 522-2884.

Traffic Signs
The Traffic Division currently maintains a sign asset database of over 10,000 traffic signs that can filter information such as sign code, classification, priority, facing direction, support type, and size. We also have the ability for depreciation projects and work-order record-keeping with full reporting capabilities.

Please report any damaged or missing traffic signs by either calling 522-2884.  Please be prepared to give an accurate description of the location of the damaged or missing sign to expedite the repair process.

If you notice a signal out, please report the failure by calling 522-2884.  If this is a public safety issue, please call the Elkhart Police Department immediately at 295-7070.

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