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Elkhart moving forward on $10m overpass project

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Elkhart has chosen the company that will take on a more than $10 million road construction project.  The city is building an overpass to cross the railroad tracks on Prairie Street downtown.

This project is an effort to ease congestion and improve traffic flow.  The city says 100 trains a day block various crossings in the city for a total of 8 hours of blocked traffic a day.

The overpass construction, that will be performed by Rieth Riley Construction, will cost $10,153,024.  The city says that is 80% less than the engineer's original estimate.

Construction is scheduled to begin next year, after Main Street work is finished.  The work is expected to take about 3 years.

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