Gumwood/Brick Road roundabout opens, but Gumwood remains closed

St. Joseph County, Ind. The roundabout in St Joseph County at Gumwood and Brick Road is now open tonight to traffic heading east and west but Gumwood south of that roundabout remains closed.

Although Gumwood Goad may look finished it's not ready to be open to the public just yet.

It’s a decision that's not being made by Selge construction, the prime contractor.

According to the city of Mishawaka, there are still plans to widen Gumwood Road at State Road 23.

Selge Construction Project Manager Jamie Plunkett says, “It seems fine by the guys that are working in here, they let down their urgency sometimes and they get comfortable with the fact that it's closed. But and a guy might step behind a big truck and doesn't think anything of it and a car might be buzzing through here at 45 miles per hour.”

There are signs that clearly state only local traffic is allowed on Gumwood Road north of Toscana Park.

However Newscenter Sixteen watched at at least a handful of cars in five minutes cut through the barriers.

That's why St. Joseph County Police have been handing out 150 dollar tickets.

Also starting Monday another 90 day project to build another roundabout at Adams Road begins.

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