The Citizen’s Police Academy was established to promote an understanding of the South Bend Police Department and its policies and procedures. In addition, the academy provides training in all aspects of law enforcement and the issues that face police officers on a daily basis. Our Academy goal is to foster a spirit of cooperation between the city, its citizens and their Police Department. It is hoped that graduates will get to know more about the men and women who are protecting their community and why they make the decisions they do while performing their duty.
Know your route, put down the GPS, and watch for officers directing traffic
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and The South Bend Police Department want incoming fans to be prepared for altered traffic routes around the University of Notre Dame as The Fighting Irish Football season gets underway this weekend. New roadways have taken shape, other roadways are closed for construction, and GPS units likely won’t be updated with the recent changes. Plan ahead to ensure your football weekend is a victory.
Road Closures (map below)
Traffic will be restricted at the following location: Sample Bridge – Northside Blvd. to Lincolnway West
Date: August 28 to August 29, 2013
Type of Work: Patch roadway from NIPSCO emergency gas repair.
Traffic will be detoured to use Twyckenham Bridge
Access will be available over the Labor Day weekend
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the closure of Kern Road to all traffic, between U.S. 31 and Locust Road, beginning Monday, August 26th through Wednesday, September 4th. The closure is necessary as crews construct an interchange for the new U.S. 31 project.
PLEASE NOTE: To accommodate Labor Day weekend traffic, crews will reopen Kern Road Friday afternoon, August 30th through Monday, September 2nd. The roadway will then close once more Tuesday morning through Wednesday, September 4th.
Emergency Gas Leak Repair
Location: Sample Street Bridge Lincolnway East to Northshore CLOSED
Date: August 21, 2013. Open in late afternoon
Type of Work: Repair gas leak
Traffic will; be detoured to use Cooper Bridge and or Twyckenham bridge
Traffic will be restricted at the following location: Prairie Ave & Ewing Ave. westbound Closed
Date: August 19 to August 23, 2013
Type of Work: Install new curb and drive for Fire Station #5
Detour: Sample St. travel west to Olive St., south on Olive to travel back to Prairie
Traffic will be restricted at the following location:
- Riverside Dr. Angela to Hudson CLOSED August 5 to August 13, 2013 Sewer Repair
- Riverside Dr. Angela to Leland CLOSED August 5 &6, 2013 Sewer Cleaning & Street Paving
Traffic will be detoured to use Portage
South Bend’s SR 23/Five Points Project Progresses
Area road closures begin this week, Notre Dame Football Game Day drivers take note
Northbound U.S. 31 drivers to use Nimtz Parkway to access Toll Road for next three months
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the closure of the northbound U.S. 31 Bypass ramp (St. Joseph Valley Parkway) to the Indiana Toll Road beginning Friday, July 26th through October. The closure of the Toll Road access ramp is necessary due to the ongoing reconstruction project in the area. Southbound U.S. 31 Bypass traffic will be able to access the Toll Road without restrictions.