GOSHEN — Employees of Michiana Tree Works remove trees within the city's right of way along Wilden Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Goshen Engineering Department officials, the removal of trees is being done in preparation for the upcoming Wilden Avenue Reconstruction project, which will run from the Rock Run Creek bridge to approximately 100 feet east of Fifth Street. The deadline for tree removal completion is Feb. 1, according to Michiana Tree Works employee Ben Bowker.

As planned, the Wilden Avenue Reconstruction project will include: new pavement with curb and gutter; new sidewalks; construction of a new storm sewer; and realignment and widening of Wilden Avenue at Main Street. Completion of the reconstruction project is expected to cost approximately $5.5 million.