GOSHEN — Entering and exiting Linway Plaza via the main entrance along Lincoln Avenue will be a bit more difficult over the next two weeks following action by the Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety Monday afternoon.
During the meeting, board members approved a request by Nancy Greer of Construction Design by Rodman to restrict lane access on West Lincoln Avenue in front of the plaza beginning Tuesday in order to allow for the connection of domestic water service and fire protection lines for the rebuilding of The O, formerly The Oasis, at 702 W. Lincoln Ave. The lane restriction is set to be lifted on Friday, Jan. 18.
According to the proposal, all eastbound traffic on Lincoln Avenue will be able to turn right into Linway Plaza using the main entrance, though westbound traffic will need to either enter the plaza via Chicago Avenue to the east or head down to Indiana Avenue and enter the plaza from the west.
As for those attempting to exit the plaza using the main entrance, drivers will be able to turn right onto Lincoln Avenue, though left turns will be prohibited while the restriction is in place.
Board members noted that temporary signage will be installed along the corridor informing drivers of the lane restriction.
The request was approved unanimously.
In other business, board members:
• Accepted bids for the purchase of new breathing apparatuses for the Goshen Fire Department. Submitting bids were TJ Nowak Supply Co. with a bid of $755,427, and 5 Alarm Fire and Safety with a bid of $740,554. The bids will now be forwarded on to the city legal department for review and a recommendation at a future meeting.
• Approved the reappointment of Connie Garber to the Goshen Plan Commission for 2019.
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