South Bend Common Council Approves $25 Million Smart Streets Proposal

South Bend Common Council Approves $25 Million Smart Streets Proposal

The South Bend Common Council approved a $25 million plan on Monday night that would convert two of the city’s main thoroughfares from one-way to two-way traffic. The Smart Streets initiative would convert both Michigan Street and Main Street. The plan also calls for the construction of new roundabouts and various other street improvements. It…

Downtown South Bend One-Way Street Conversion Starts Friday

Two-way traffic is finally coming to one downtown South Bend street. The city announced that William Street from Washington to Western Avenue will convert from one-way to two-way traffic on Friday at 6 am. Stop signs are also replacing traffic signals at the intersections of William and Wayne, as well as at William and Washington….


Throwback Thursday: Michigan Street in Downtown South Bend

Downtown South Bend has changed immensely over the past one-hundred and fifty years. Perhaps no street is more emblematic of the city’s changing landscape than Michigan Street. This Throwback Thursday we take a look at photos showing the changes to Michigan Street throughout the years. Our first photograph is from 1914. It was a postcard…

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Throwback Thursday: Downtown South Bend’s Former South Shore Streetcar

The South Shore has been providing reliable transportation from South Bend to downtown Chicago since 1908. While the line now runs from South Bend International Airport on the city’s far west side and terminates at Millennium Station in the heart of Chicago, it used to run all the way to downtown South Bend. The first…