News release from INDOT:
Rolling Slowdowns on I-69 Near Mile 301 Scheduled for Sunday, May 19th
Allen County Sheriff’s Department and Fort Wayne Police to assist with traffic control
(May 16, 2013) – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces rolling slowdowns of traffic on I-69 will take place between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, from south of Exit 296 to north of Exit 305. The slowdowns will begin approximately 5 miles north and south of utility work scheduled to take place near the 301 mile marker, just south of the Yohne Road bridge.
Traffic on I-69 will be slowed to 10 mph to allow removal of old utility lines and hanging of new utility lines across the interstate by Indiana Michigan Power, under permit by INDOT. The Allen County Sheriff’s Department and Fort Wayne Police will assist with the rolling slowdowns, which are expected to last up to 20 minutes each. Traffic entering I-69 in either direction within the limits of the traffic controls may be stopped on entrance ramps during this time period until I-69 traffic has cleared from each rolling slowdown.
Motorists can expect installation of signage beginning at approximately 6 a.m. on Sunday, May 19. The first rolling slowdown is expected to begin after all signage and law enforcement are in place for traffic control. The work is scheduled to be complete by 10:00 a.m. the same day.
Motorists may wish to select alternate routes and/or plan accordingly for possible traffic delays on I-69, as well as I-69 entrance ramps in the Fort Wayne area.