Press release from the City of Fort Wayne:
Lane restriction on MLK Bridge starts Monday
Part of utility relocation to prepare for construction of new bridge across St. Marys River
(June 4, 2010) – The east lane of Clinton Street/US 27 from the entrance to Lawton Park to just south of the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge will be closed starting at 9 a.m. Monday to allow for NIPSCO to relocate gas lines. Drivers may want to allow for extra time to drive through this construction zone.
The lane closure will last for approximately four weeks, weather permitting. It is part of the utility relocation to prepare for construction to replace the existing bridge.
The Indiana Department of Transportation had scheduled the replacement of this bridge over the St. Marys River to correct river flow conditions. The City of Fort Wayne is partnering with INDOT to make this bridge a signature gateway into downtown.
Construction of the replacement bridge is scheduled to start this summer and be complete next year.