News release from INDOT:
New Signal Scheduled for Activation at I-469/U.S. 24 Interchange on Thursday
Interchange modification project continues in Allen County
ALLEN COUNTY (August 7, 2019) – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that a new traffic signal is scheduled for activation at the interchange of I-469 and U.S. 24 in Allen County on or after Thursday, Aug. 8, weather permitting.
On Thursday, motorists traveling through the U.S. 24 and I-469 southbound ramps will encounter the new signal. The signal work is part of a two-season, $11.8 million interchange modification project, which began in the spring. The finished project will consist of new ramps, as well as ramp reconfigurations, to allow a more free-flowing movement at the interchange.
Currently, contractors are working to construct a new ramp for northbound I-469 to eastbound U.S. 24 traffic. Upon completion of the new ramp, work will begin on new loop ramps for:
- I-469 northbound to Rose Avenue
- U.S. 24 eastbound to I-469 northbound
Drivers can expect lane closures and lane shifts on both I-469 and U.S. 24 in the area of the interchange throughout the two-year project. INDOT reminds drivers to use caution when traveling through any active construction zone. A reduced speed limit will be in effect and strictly enforced.
The project is scheduled to be completed in late 2020, weather permitting. The contract was awarded to INDOT contractor Primco for $11.8 million.
View this project in INDOT’s online travel system at INDOT.carsprogram.org.
Drivers in Northeast Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts at any time via the District’s social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNortheast or Twitter @INDOTNortheast. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.
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