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Press release from the City of Fort Wayne:

State Road 3 construction to close sections of Dupont, Wallen roads
New storm sewer installation, pavement reasons for temporary closures

(July 30, 2010) – The Indiana Department of Transportation Fort Wayne District will close sections of Dupont Road and Wallen Road west of Lima Road next week, weather permitting.

Dupont Road will close starting at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2 immediately west of the Lima Road intersection to allow crews to install storm sewers and repave the intersection. The entrance to Lima Commons and Lima Marketplace shopping centers from Dupont and the entrance to the shopping center and gas station to the north will have access from the west of the closure. It is expected to reopen after approximately 10 days.

Wallen Road between Lima Road and Rummel Avenue will close to through traffic at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4 for approximately 16 days. Crews will reconstruct the west approach.

Access will be maintained for Village Drive from Wallen and adjacent businesses. Prairie Lane will continue to have access from Lima Road. Residential access will be maintained to homes adjacent to the work area on Wallen.

Because of the closure of Cook Road between Lima and Coldwater roads, drivers may want to use Huguenard and Till roads as an alternate route for Wallen and Bethel and Carroll roads instead of Dupont.

The closure is part of an INDOT project to add travel lanes on Lima Road/S.R. 3, between Ludwig Road to Dupont Road.

The 2.88-mile added travel lanes project includes three northbound and three southbound lanes, raised center curb median separating opposing traffic, curb/gutter, closed drainage system, inlets, sewer pipes, and 8-foot-wide multi path on both sides. Project will be complete in 2011.

All closures are weather permitting.

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