Revised: I-69 and Dupont Road traffic switch scheduled for Friday, June 13

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News release from INDOT:

Revised: I-69 and Dupont Road Traffic Switch Scheduled for Friday, June 13
Stepped up enforcement to take place in work zone

(June 11, 2014) – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Fort Wayne District announces that on Friday, June 13, the eastbound lane on SR 1/Dupont Road will be restricted to one 11-foot lane, with the westbound lanes and left turn lanes unaffected. The restriction is due to the removal and installation of the barrier wall on the south side of the bridge, and also for the construction of the sidewalk on the south side of the road.

Also, beginning that day, both directions of I-69 will have a single-lane restriction in place to accommodate the work on the south side of the bridge. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during this construction phase, which is scheduled to be in effect for the next 3-4 weeks. The I-69 construction limits, with an enforceable speed limit of 55 mph, are as follows:

  • Northbound I-69, from 1.45 miles south of Dupont Road Bridge to 0.19 miles north of the Dupont Road Bridge, a distance of approximately 1.64 miles
  • Southbound I-69, from 0.20 miles south of Dupont Road Bridge to 0.46 mile north of Dupont Road Bridge, a distance of approximately 0.66 miles

Similar restrictions will occur on I-69 later this summer when construction moves to the north side of the bridge.

The Indiana State Police (ISP) will be stepping up enforcement at the I-69 and SR 1/Dupont Road Interchange. Please remember that speed limit fines are increased in work zones and could be higher if workers are injured. INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone.

To avoid delays, motorists may seek alternate routes.

Brooks 1st Construction was awarded the bid of $3.5 million, with completion scheduled for late October, 2014.

For updates about this project go to https://www.in.gov/indot/2894.htm For questions, call INDOT’s Toll-free line at 866-227-3555. To contact Customer Service Department, send an e-mail to NEinformation@indot.in.gov.

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